Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland
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Approximately 6¾ Hours
Meals not included
Departing the port, drive along the rugged coastline of South County Dublin passing over the Liffey River and then via Fairview travel North, with panoramic views of Dublin Bay.
Visit Malahide Castle, seat of the Talbot family. Set on 250 acres of parkland, this 14th century castle and contains one of the finest collections of Irish period furniture, as well as a collection of Irish portrait paintings from the National Gallery. Explore the castle and make the most of the new interpretative center and retail facility.
Proceed through the villages of Malahide and Portmarnock, home of the world-famous Portmarnock Golf Club -- known for hosting Irish Open Championship.
You’ll soon arrive in the quaint fishing port of Howth, where you’ll stop at the 11th-century Abbey Tavern to enjoy a traditional Irish lunch. Nestled against the ancient ruins of Howth Abbey with the lovely fishing harbor and marina below, Abbey Tavern is an ideal spot in which to rest and savor the genuine atmosphere of old Ireland. During free time, you will be struck by its old-world charm, authenticity, and simplicity. Blazing turf fires, original stone walls, flagstone floors and gaslights make for a truly warm welcome.
Driving over the summit, you will enjoy wonderful views of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains beyond as you return to Dun Laoghaire via Dollymount and Clontarf.
Please note: Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Moderate activity level - Intermediate distances; uneven surfaces and steps. Malahide Castle is not accessible for wheelchairs however the castle grounds are.