Howth – Dublin, Ireland


This time round, I wanted to post a photo diary that documents one of my favourite suburbs in Dublin – Howth, another gem on the north side.


 

By now, even your dog must know that I left my heart in Dublin. I’ve only just been back from a visit and I found myself missing the life I have there even more. Nevertheless, as of late I’m trying to live the law of attraction – Dublin will always be there and I’m confident that if I keep working hard for this to happen, I know I can move back in no time. I can’t really explain the feeling because I can’t even understand it myself. Dublin makes me feel happier, safer and lighter – the whole vibe of the city and its many different characters make it special. Some people have asked me time and time again how I managed to do this alone, especially since I only have three close friends from Dublin and have more from Malta. I never saw the experience like that at all – it’s so easy to meet people in Dublin and become good mates with them, even if you’ve only met them once in the most random scenarios. I guess it’s just a feeling of knowing where you fit in most. Okay, that’s enough rambling for one day, it’s time to focus on Howth. 

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Whilst living in Dublin, my apartment was situated right in the heart of the city. I used to walk to work everyday, the local Tesco was just around the corner, the train station was next door to me – you get the idea, I pretty much had everything I needed close by. However, there were days where I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take a day trip somewhere outside of Dublin or in this case, take the train to one of Dublin’s suburbs. Howth was one of those places I loved escaping to – it’s a little fishing village located below the northern boundary of Dublin Bay. I have so many beautiful memories of this place. Whenever I went there, I first used to stop at Claremont Beach and then make my way to the Harbour.

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During my last few weeks Dublin, I wanted to make sure that I managed to do everything I had on the bucket list I made when I first arrived. One of the things on my list included the Howth Cliff walk. I had heard so much about this – I kept putting it off mainly because I wanted to make sure that I picked a nice day for it. You can’t really bank on the weather in Ireland – you have to be prepared for four seasons in a day sometimes. However, when I finally got round to doing the walk, it was a scorcher!

I can’t really pick a favourite place in Ireland, but Howth definitely makes the cut to my top three.

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