The tour guide who took me to Wicklow and Kilkenny is the one who told me about Howth. It was only a couple euros (refreshingly cheap after coming from Norway!) to get there by train from Dublin. He was such a nice guy. He’ll never know what he did for me by suggesting I check out Howth.
First I walked around the town and out on the dock. I think it was a Sunday. There were people out on cafe patios enjoying the day, musicians strumming their guitars by the water, boats lightly swaying in the harbor… Then I walked to the cliffs of Howth, which blew my mind away!!