Ireland’s Eye is a small desert island off the coast of County Dublin. Located in Howth Harbour, the island can be visited thanks to regular shuttles. On the program, beaches, breathtaking views of the Irish coast, and ruins as we like them!
Ireland’s Eye may be deserted, but it is still home to many remains and other traces of human habitation! Starting with the presence of an old church built in the 8th century!
Called “The Church of the Three Sons of Nessan”, it is nowadays in a state of ruin, but its sight is worth the detour!
Another trace of habitation on the island: a Martello tower, built by the British at the time of the Napoleonic wars. Rather well preserved, it faces Howth Harbour, and measures less than ten meters.
For the wilderness lovers, you will be served: the island has more than 21 hectares of wild spaces, made of paths, fields, sea views, idyllic beaches and rocks. Among the curiosities, don’t hesitate to take a walk in the north-east of the island: you will find a huge rock nicknamed “the Stack”. It is home to incredible species of seabirds, such as cormorants, gulls, gannets and guillemots!
But the island also has many grey seals and little penguins all around, which you can easily take pictures of! The area is also famous for climbing: many sportsmen and women like to tackle some of its rocky walls!
Ireland’s Eye is easily accessible via 2 boat companies, which you can take from Howth. The cost is less than 10€ for the trip.
10€ per tripOpening hours:
daily in summer