The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival & Howth Headland Walk

Yesterday we spent the whole day in Howth, we took the Dart as it is only about 30mins away from the centre of Dublin. The Dublin bay prawn festival is a three day event and there are live food demonstrations as well as dozens of food stalls where you can buy prawn dishes cooked in all manner of ways from Barbecued to Thai curry.

The festival was very lively with people from all ages and locations coming together to taste these famous prawns! Once we had had our fill of prawns we took a walk around the headlands of Howth. Luckily we had beautiful weather and we were able to take in the amazing views. After completing our walk, which is about 10k if you follow the purple path up the steep climb and around the headlands, we returned to the harbour front and took our seats in to have a well deserved drink and wait for the evening fireworks to begin.

Top visitor tip: Book your restaurant ahead of time as everywere will be fully booked all night!

The Prawn Festival:

The Walk to Howth town centre.

The walk to Howth village centre.

TV Chefs

TV Chef

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Live Demonstrations from Kitchen In The Castle Cookery School.

Live demonstrations from Kitchen In The Castle Cookery School.

Food Stalls

Food Stalls

Prawn hungry punters!

Prawn hungry punters!

My prawn dish of choice... BBQ!

My prawn dish of choice… BBQ!

Paella Dish

Paella Dish

Very happy with my choice!

Very happy with my choice!

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Beautiful setting to enjoy the prawns!

Beautiful setting to enjoy the prawns!

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Howth Harbour

Howth Harbour

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Howth Headland Walk:

We followed the purple route and did the walk counter clockwise. It was a stunning walk but make sure to leave plenty of time as it takes a few hours when you keep stopping to take pics. You need sensible shoes and there are a lot of steep inclines and the surface is uneven the whole route.

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Starting the walk through Howth Village

Starting the walk through Howth Village

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Amazing Views!

Amazing Views!

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The Lighthouse shows us we are half way.

The Lighthouse shows us we are half way.

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Cafe at the end of our walk.

Cafe at the end of our walk.

This private house has the most stunning view over the harbour!

This private house has the most stunning view over the harbour!

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Back in Howth

Back in Howth

Our post walk drink…

Post walk drink @ Findlater

Post walk drink @ Findlater

Enjoying the fireworks from the roof terrace!

Enjoying the fireworks from the roof terrace!

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Links:

http://www.howthismagic.com

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

http://findlater.ie

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