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Howth Castle lies close to the village of Howth, north of the city of Dublin in Ireland. It is the ancestral home of the line of Earl of Howth, now held by their heirs, the Gaisford St. Lawrence family. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The current building is not the original Howth Castle, which was in the village, and the great English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens restyled the 14th century castle built here, overlooking Dublin Bay. The grounds are noted for the wild rhododendron gardens. Edwin Lutyens Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, OM, KCIE (29 March 1869 – 1 January 1944) was a leading 20th century English architect who is known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. ...


The National Transport Museum of Ireland is located in the grounds of the castle. It features lorries, trucks, fire engines and tractors. Also exhibited is the restored Hill of Howth No.9 Tram. The National Transport Museum of Ireland is based in the grounds of the Howth Castle. ... Colloquially known as the Howth Tram, the tramway operated from June 1901 to June 1959 and served Howth Head, near Dublin, Ireland. ...


Also on the grounds is the Deer Park Hotel and its associated golf course.


A popular legend about the Castle concerns an incident that apparently occurred in 1576. During a trip from Dublin, the pirate Grace O'Malley attempted to pay a courtesy visit to the 8th Baron Howth. However, she was informed that the family was at dinner and the castle gates were closed against her. In retailation, she abducted the grandson and heir, the 10th Baron. He was eventually released when a promise was given to keep the gates open to unexpected visitors, and to set an extra place at every meal. At Howth Castle today, this agreement is still honoured by the decendents of the Baron. The meeting of Grace OMalley and Queen Elizabeth I Gráinne Ní Mháille (c. ...


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