Howth is a fishing village in North Dublin with a large sailing marina and plenty of places to eat, have coffee, or drop in for a quick pint. It is very accessible from the city centre as it is served by the DART, Dublin’s commuter rail system.
The harbour offers a great opportunity for bird photography, particularly the East Pier which gives fine views of Ireland’s Eye and the Irish Sea.
Howth Pier, Howth, Dublin
The Sat Nav Co-ordinates are 53.388617, -6.063738
The area is teaming with gulls and you will regularly see Herring Gulls, Common Gulls, Lesser and Greater Black Backed Gulls, Black Haded Gulls and occasionally Little Gulls and Ring Billed Gulls.
If you want to catch Gulls in flight, go to the lighthouse at the end of the East Pier, where the above shot was taken.
Guillemots regularly fish just off the pier as do Black Guillemots, Cormorants, Shags and Razorbils.