Enjoy some Sun, Sea and Prawns in Howth
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is fast becoming a favourite on the Dublin Festival scene. Now in it’s sixth year Dublin’s quirkiest foodie fest is located in the gorgeous seaside town of Howth – one of the biggest reasons to hop on the DART (light rail system) and pay a visit over the 3 day festival running from 18th to the 20th of March.
The Dublin Bay Prawn, regarded as one of the tastiest seafoods in the land, can be enjoyed fried, marinated, sauced, grilled, skewered or served whole. Stop by the festival and book into the award winning seafood restaurant, Aqua, “home of Dublin Prawns” and find out how you prefer yours!
The full programme of activities over the Prawn Festival includes cookery demonstrations, lessons on fish filleting and fishery skills and for the kids the three days will be packed full of storytelling, maritime exhibitions and a funfair! And for music lovers there’s a choice of Irish music, Jazz and a selection of live bands to suit all tastes.
Alternatively join a cliff walk around the beautiful coastal path at Howth Head, find out about the history of the RNLI Lifeboats and visit the Howth Coastguard Station which will be open to the public over the three days.
Howth can be accesses a numbers of ways, either by car (allow 40 minutes from the city centre) or by train (DART) which goes direct from the city centre. A nice relaxing way to arrive in style at the Prawn Festival is by boat with Dublin Bay Cruises.