Perhaps the perfect place to blow away a Dublin-induced hangover, the pretty port of Howth and cliff-side walks around it are a short train ride from the city, and a great way to spend a Sunday. Only the steady-of-foot should attempt the stroll around the headland, which is unfenced and has a hefty drop. On a clear day the aesthetic rewards are stunning, especially the surprisingly turquoise seas. There are plenty of other attractions, too, including a castle, a monastery and a crumbling church….
….8. Glasnevin Cemetery
Few places groan with the weight of national symbolism the way that Glasnevin Cemetery does. Founded by nationalist leader Daniel O’Connell in 1832, it has since become the burial place of a huge number of politicians, artists and soldiers of national note. The rows of Celtic crosses are harrowing and memorable, and a 160ft round tower (built in memory of O’Connell himself) rises over it all….
As Published by BakPak Europe in Summer 2009. To view article in full, click here.