The small fishing village of Howth is about a half an hour train journey from Dublin and is a perfect place to spend the day. It's one of the best places to enjoy local seafood, you can feed the seals in the port, and of course take a few photos.
I went to see a friend of mine in Dublin this summer and because of the good weather (a rarity in these parts) we decided to take a day trip to a nearby village. I’d never been here before and I loved it. I was a long way from home but at the same time I felt like I was in familiar surroundings.
The best thing about this place, as in every seaside town, is its port. This port in particular is full of seals, which you can feed for a modest price. I’d never seen seals like these and I had a whale of a time. The walk to the lighthouse is rewarded with one of the best views of Dublin Bay.
The truth is you need little time to see all of the village, but you can spend hours looking out to sea, sitting on the grass eating fish’n’chips or langoustines from one of the small bars (for a very reasonable price). If you’re a little more adventurous, there’s a variety of routes to be explored, all marked by time and difficulty. I definitely recommend this place to everyone, it’s a brilliant place to spend the day and there are seals! (Have I mentioned that?).
There’s loads of information here: http://www.howthismagic.com/