Published on April 21st, 2010 | by bngr5
A day trip to Ireland’s Eye
After the successful trip to the National War Memorial Gardens back in February, Peter Donegan’s garden group had a second outing last Sunday to Ireland’s Eye. The island is just a mile off the coast of Howth, spanning 53 acres, and is inhabited by a whole host of of birds including these very pretty puffins:
Ireland’s Eye is perfect for a day out in the summer, its not too big or high that even the most unfit will find it very manageable to make their way round. Although I’d recommend boots or some ankle protection as the island consists mostly of mossy grass, and if you diverge from the path you can quickly get caught up in nettles and thorns – these are unavoidable if you’re visiting the church ruin.
The island can be accessed by ferry from Howth east pier. The ferry runs from 10.30am to 6pm, takes 15 minutes and is €15 return with discounts for children and families – see islandferries site. Howth DART station is just a few minutes walk from the pier.