Bird Watching Dublin

One of the most popular locations to go bird watching in Dublin is Howth. It is also a popular village for Dubliners to visit in general. The local council has always provided free parking throughout the village to encourage visitors. Howth is a busy fishing village and it is known for the quality of its restaurants, and indeed its takeaway food.

It is also a good place to go bird watching in Dublin! There are 2 piers in the harbour and you can walk along both of them. There is a linear park along the seafront between the two piers. Most of the birds are to be seen outside the harbour. But keep an eye on the inner harbour for guillemots and cormorants. Search for “East Pier Howth” in Google Maps. This will take you to the car park at the end of the village.

Along the way, there are several other opportunities to park. Sat-Nav co-ordinates are 53.388326, -6.065095. Walk along the East Pier on the high wall and you can see the harbour and out to sea. There are beautiful views of Ireland’s Eye. Terns often feed close to the harbour in summer.

If you have time, you should go bird watching at Howth Head