On The QT

Howth Cliff Walk

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

As you all know we love to go a little off the beaten track and explore outside the main city attractions. Recently while paying a visit to Dublin, we wanted to get out of the hustle of bustle of the big smoke so we went for a little drive to Howth. We stumbled upon the Howth Cliff Walk and we entered a world of peace and tranquilty. A windy path amongst flowers in bloom, grey rock and heather of the coast overlooking the sea.

What I loved about the walk was that could have been in any seaside town anywhere in the world and in fact you were only 20-30 minutes outside Dublin city. The beauty, peace and nature throughout the walk was just breathtaking. The walk offers spectacular views of Dublin Bay, Howth Harbour, Portmarnock and even the Mourne Mountains. We loved seeing the small dinghy sailing boats sailing in the water below as the seagulls flew overhead. Nothing beats a walk in the sea air and this was exactly what we needed. A perfect spot to switch off and relax. All I can say is this was the highlight of our visit to Dublin and a gem we are so happy to have stumbled upon. A QT gem lying just outside Dublin city.

QT Information: The Legend of the Devil’s Rock is an old legend that St. Nessan fought the Devil from Ireland’s Eye and back to Howth. It is said that the saint cast the Devil off the cliffs where the rocks opened and Satan fell through. According to the legend, his imprints remain at Devil’s Rock, which can be seen at the start of the cliff path.

Take a step outside Dublin and explore the beauty, peace and adventures in  this little gem.

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