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Howth
Binn Éadair
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53°23′06″N 6°03′33″W / 53.3851, -6.0591
Irish Grid Reference
O283393
Statistics
County: Fingal
Elevation: sea level
Population (2002)
 - Town:
 - Rural:
 
8706 
n/a

Howth (pronounced to rhyme with both; known as Binn Éadair in Irish) is a generally affluent residential area in the Fingal County Council administrative area of County Dublin, Ireland. Originally just a small fishing village, Howth is now a busy suburb of Dublin. The only neighbouring district on land is Sutton. Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Image File history File links Ireland_map_County_Fingal_Magnified. ... The Global Positioning System (GPS) is currently the only fully functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... For much of its history, the island of Ireland was divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). Two historical counties, County Desmond and County Coleraine, no longer exist. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Swords Code: D (FL proposed) Area: 448. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Fingal County Council has 24 directly elected members. ... Sutton (Irish: Cill Fhionntáin - Fintans cell) is a residential suburb of Dublin, Ireland. ...

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Location and access

Howth is at the end of a regional road from Dublin City and is one of the northern termini of the DART suburban rail system. The village of Howth itself spans most of the northern part of Howth Head, a peninsula which is connected to the rest of Dublin via a narrow strip of land (or tombolo) at nearby Sutton. In the past, Howth could become isolated from the mainland during stormy weather and high tides. An 8200 Class DART unit, Iarnród Éireann 8203, at Grand Canal Dock station in 2001 Some DART trains feature these LED route describers - green indicates the route which has already been travelled, orange the route expected to be followed and flashing red the next station. ... Howth Head viewed from Dollymount Strand on the North Bull Island in Dublin Bay Howth Head (Ceann Binn Éadair in Irish) is a headland north of Dublin City in the Republic of Ireland, near the towns of Sutton, Baldoyle and Portmarnock. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... Tombolo at Stockton Island, Ashland County (Wisconsin). ...


Features

Howth Head is one of the dominant features of Dublin Bay, with a number of peaks. In one area near Shielmartin, there is a small peat bog, the Bog of the Frogs. The wilder parts of Howth can be access by a network of paths (many are rights of way) and much of the centre and east is protected as a Special Area of Conservation. Dublin Bay in relation to Ireland. ...


The island of Ireland's Eye, part of the Howth Estate, lies about a kilometre north of Howth harbour, with Lambay Island some 5 km further to the north. A Martello tower exists on each of these islands with another tower overlooking Howth harbour (opened as a visitor centre and Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio on June 8th 2001 [1]) and another tower at Red Rock, Sutton. These are part of a series of towers built around the coast of Ireland during the 19th century. Sailboats seen from Irelands Eye, with Howth Head in the background Martello tower on Irelands Eye Irelands Eye is a small uninhabited island off the coast of County Dublin, Ireland, situated directly north of Howth Harbour. ... km redirects here. ... Lambay Island is situated off the coast of north county Dublin, Ireland, north of Irelands Eye. ... Martello towers (or simply Martellos) are small defensive forts built in several countries of the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the Napoleonic Wars onwards. ...


At the south-east corner of Howth Head is the automated Baily Lighthouse, successor to previous safety mechanisms, at least as far back as the late 1600s. The Baily Lighthouse The Baily Lighthouse, on the southeastern part of Howth Head in Dublin, Ireland, is maintained by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. ...


Howth is a popular area for birdwatching and sailing, and is also popular with anglers. Anything from cod to ray can be caught from Howth's rocky shore marks, and sea mammals, such as seals, are common sights in and near the harbour. Birdwatching or birding is the observation and study of birds. ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ... the world is coming to the end!!!!! cod is going to eat up alive and do us hard up the emmm. ... Orders Rajiformes - common rays and skates Pristiformes - sawfishes Torpediniformes - electric rays See text for families. ...


Historical notes

In ancient legend, Howth was home to a chieftain called Croimhthain whose fort (Irish: Dún Croimhthain) gives the name Dungriffan to a local road.


Viking raids began in 819. Later, a major battle between Anglo-Norman and local forces (Irish and settled Viking) occurred here, near the rivulet called the Bloody Stream, the leader of the winning party, Armoricus Tristram, being granted Howth (as far as Kilbarrack where the road from Baldoyle reached the sea, including the near waters) as his estate. Tristram took on the name of the saint on whose feast day the battle was won, and built his first castle near the harbour - and the St. Lawrence link remains even today, see Earl of Howth. Kilbarrack (Irish: Cill Bharóg - Church of young Barra or St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Howth was a trading port from at least the 14th century, with both health and duty collection officials supervising from Dublin, although the harbour was not built until the early 1800s.


A more recent legend concerns the pirate Grace O'Malley, who was rebuffed in 1576 while attempting a courtesy visit to Howth Castle, home of the Earl of Howth. In retaliation, she abducted the Earl's grandson and heir, and as ransom she exacted a promise that unanticipated guests would never be turned away again. She also made the Earl promise that the gates of Deer Park (the Earl's demesne) would never be closed to the public again, and the gates are still open to this day, and a place set at table for unexpected guests. The meeting of Grace OMalley and Queen Elizabeth I Gráinne Ní Mháille (c. ... Howth Castle lies close to the village of Howth, north of the city of Dublin in Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the early 18th century, Howth was chosen as the location for the harbour for the mail packet(postal service ship). One of the arguments used against Howth by the advocates of Dún Laoghaire was that coaches might be raided in the badlands of Sutton! (at the time Sutton was open countryside.)[2] However, due to silting, the harbour needed to be frequently dredged to accommodate the packet and eventually the service was relocated to Dún Laoghaire. George IV visited the harbour in 1821. // Statistics Population ( ) Georges street Dún Laoghaire (Irish pronunciation ; anglicised spelling Dunleary, pronunciation ) (the original Irish spelling is now almost always used in preference to the anglicised forms) is a suburban seaside town and ferry port, situated some 12 km (7 mi) south of Dublin city centre, in Ireland... Sutton (Irish: Cill Fhionntáin - Fintans cell) is a residential suburb of Dublin, Ireland. ... Silt is soil or rock derived granular material of a specific grain size. ...


In 1914, thousands of rifles were landed at Howth by Robert Erskine Childers for the Irish Volunteers. Many were used against the British in the Easter Rising and the subsequent Anglo-Irish War. Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Robert Erskine Childers Robert Erskine Childers DSO (25 June 1870 - 24 November 1922) was an author and Irish nationalist who was executed by the authorities of the newly independent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War. ... Irish Volunteers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Combatants Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, Irish Republican Brotherhood British Army Royal Irish Constabulary Commanders Patrick Pearse, James Connolly Brigadier-General Lowe General Sir John Maxwell Strength 1250 in Dublin, c. ... An Irish War of Independence memorial in Dublin The Anglo-Irish War (also known as the Irish War of Independence) was a guerrilla campaign mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army under the proclaimed legitimacy of the First Dáil, the extra-legal Irish parliament...


Notable residents

Howth head lighthouse on the Baily peninsula
Howth head lighthouse on the Baily peninsula

Among Howth's better known residents are legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne, Booker Prize winning novelist John Banville, U2 drummer Larry Mullen, and musician Barney McKenna of The Dubliners. Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy lived in Howth for a time [1]. Actor Stuart Townsend was born in Howth. Multiple Eurovision Song Contest winner Johnny Logan and his famous tenor father Patrick O'Hagan lived for many years in Howth, and Lynn Redgrave and husband John Clark raised their family there in the early 1970s. Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries is currently living with her husband and three children in Howth. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (936x608, 70 KB) Summary Howth head lighthouse, Dublin, Ireland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (936x608, 70 KB) Summary Howth head lighthouse, Dublin, Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... John Banville (born 8 December 1945) is an Irish novelist and journalist. ... U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. ... Larry Mullen Jr. ... Barney McKenna or Banjo Barney, From Donnycarney as he is known amongst his fellow musicians, (born December 16, 1939) is an Irish singer and musician who plays the tenor banjo, mandolin, and melodeon. ... The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in 1962, making them one of the older bands still playing music today. ... Philip Parris Lynott (August 20, 1949–January 4, 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... Stuart Townsend (born on December 15, 1972 in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish actor. ... The modern logo was introduced for the 2004 Contest to create a consistent visual identity. ... Johnny Logan Johnny Logan (real name Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard) was born in Frankston near Melbourne, Australia, on 13 May 1954 but lives in Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland. ... Lynn Rachel Redgrave OBE (born 8 March 1943 in London) is an English actress born into the famous acting Redgrave family. ... The name John Clark may refer to: John Clark (1761-1821), American farmer and Governor of Delaware. ...

Sources

  • ^  By Swerve of Shore, Michael Fewer, (2002), ISBN 0-7171-3353-2, an account of the author's walk along the coast of County Dublin
  • Dublin: Howth, a Guide and Map; Dublin County Council, nd (1980's?)

Also see: 2002 (number). ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dublin Code: D Area: 921 km² Population (2006) 1,186,821 County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath), or more correctly today the Dublin Region[1] (Réigiúin Átha Cliath), is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city...

References

  1. ^ He is buried in St Fintan's Cemetery on the Sutton side of Howth Head, which is also the burial place of Charles Haughey, thrice Taoiseach of Ireland

St. ... Sutton (Irish: Cill Fhionntáin - Fintans cell) is a residential suburb of Dublin, Ireland. ... Howth Head viewed from Dollymount Strand on the North Bull Island in Dublin Bay Howth Head (Ceann Binn Éadair in Irish) is a headland north of Dublin City in the Republic of Ireland, near the towns of Sutton, Baldoyle and Portmarnock. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Taoiseach (IPA: or ) — plural: Taoisigh ( or ), also referred to as An Taoiseach[1], is the head of government of Ireland or prime minister. ...

See also

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Howth
Howth Harbour with a rusty boat in front and Ireland's Eye in the background.

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ... Howth Head viewed from Dollymount Strand on the North Bull Island in Dublin Bay Howth Head (Ceann Binn Éadair in Irish) is a headland north of Dublin City in the Republic of Ireland, near the towns of Sutton, Baldoyle and Portmarnock. ... Colloquially known as the Howth Tram, the tramway operated from June 1901 to June 1959 and served Howth Head, near Dublin, Ireland. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 855 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Howth Metadata This file contains additional... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 855 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Howth Metadata This file contains additional...

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Howth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (501 words)
Howth (Binn Éadair in Irish) is an affluent residental area in the County of Fingal (previously County Dublin), Ireland.
The village of Howth spans most of the northern part of Howth Head and is connected to nearby Sutton via a narrow strip of land.
Howth is a popular area for birdwatching and sailing, and is also a mecca for anglers.
Howth Head - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
Howth Head (Ceann Binn Éadair in Irish) is a headland in north County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, near the towns of Sutton, Baldoyle and Portmarnock.
Originally an island, it is connected to the mainland via a narrow strip of land, or tombolo.
Howth Head forms the northerly bound of the great crescent of Dublin Bay, corresponding to Killiney Head in the south.
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