If you’ve ever thought about taking a vacation to Ireland you have probably thought about experiencing the main points (i.e. all the attractions in Dublin), and possibly the thought has crossed your mind to see the Cliffs of Moher. I mean who doesn’t want to see something that sounds like its out of a fantasy novel? Picture this: “The Cliffs of Moher” stated in an alluring voice as a camera pans out to a wide shot to show how unbelievably tall this really is. You have to give these cliffs respect, they are just unbelievably huge. If you’ve never seen the cliffs before, enjoy this picture.
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While I was in Ireland, my travel group wanted to plan a visit to see these remarkable cliffs in person. Once we realized that the trip would not fit into our schedules and how expensive the endeavor would be, we decided to opt for another adventure. Admittedly I was a little bummed, but hoped that our backup adventure would be just as cool.
To begin our new adventure, we hopped on a train and took the two hour ride out to Howth. We were informed that Howth is another area on the ocean where we could see incredible views. The tiny train station that we arrived at underwhelmed me since we arrived at so many other grand stations during our trip. Its amazing how much we rode trains while we were there. We started walking and I realized, unlike the “The Cliffs of Moher” this was actually a port town. The shops, restaurants, boats, and lighthouse amazed me since coming from the desert, it was a new sight for me.
Once we were ready to explore the town, we realized we actually had to hike to get where the quintessential photo opportunities were. The only issue we had after hiking for an hour, was we had no idea where we were going. I believe it took us a little longer than it should have. Luckily locals in a nearby town were nice enough to direct us and we finally were able to find the end of Howth. See below:
It took us a few hours to walk around the edge of Howth, but it was worth it. I had never seen something so beautiful. It was absolutely amazing. Then as we rounded the corner of Howth and started heading back into town, we found a little beach. This is where we decided to test the water resistance of my camera.
Through my experience of visiting Howth, I learned to be flexible and go with the flow. Unique adventures are waiting around every corner.
If you’re ever in Ireland and looking for a reasonable excursion with breath-taking views and fantastic food. Check out Howth!