Howth Market, A Lovely Seaside Farmers Market Near Dublin

Just north of Dublin is the wonderful seaside town of Howth. There are loads of great things to do in the Howth area, like hiking Howth summit and having a fantastic view of Dublin Bay, but the focus of this post is on the wonderful Howth Market that takes place from 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

Seaside Sunday Farmers Market

How to Get to the Howth Market from Dublin

To get to Howth you can hop on the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit), which is the commuter train that you can conveniently catch from Connolly, Pearse or Tara St. stations. All 3 stations are centrally located in Dublin and a return ticket will cost under €5 return and takes about 20 minutes each way. When you get off the train you will see Howth Market, just opposite Howth Harbour.

Seaside Sunday Farmers Market

Howth Market

Howth Market has over 40 stalls, including a fantastic baked goods stand (our favorite) and a variety of fresh produce and craft stands. We enjoyed a rhubarb pie, chocolates, farmers eggs (ok not so handy when traveling), but the eggs were so delicious (when cooked) that they are worth mentioning. The mouth watering roast pork from a spit is a must, which can be taken away in either a sandwich or a box with roast potatoes, grilled onions and stuffing (it’s like a holiday meal in an Asian take away box!). You can enjoy all this just across the street, with a view of the sea and possibly have a random friendly puppy stare longingly at your bounty!

Seaside Sunday Farmers Market
Seaside Sunday Farmers Market
There are also stalls with handmade jewelry and knitted goods, so some lovely gifts can also be purchased. It is a wonderful way to get out of Dublin for an afternoon and enjoy the coast and some yummy high quality food. You can also say you saw more of Ireland than just Temple Bar.

Howth Market Hours

Stalls are open:
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
9am – 6pm

Howth Market Info:

Howth Market
3A Harbour Road
Co Dublin

Tel. 01 839 4141

[email protected]

More Great Day Trips from Dublin

Utilize the DART to take great day trips from Dublin. Some of other favorites asides from Howth include Bray, Malahide and Dún Laoghaire. If you’re planning a vacation, read our article on how to spend a week in Ireland. We also cover many Ireland travel tips to get the most from your trip!


  • Alex&Bell

    Alex and Bell originally met while solo traveling after finishing university in 2002, in Brugge, Belgium. Alex grew up in the USA and Bell hails from Australia. During our nearly 20 year marriage we've lived around the world, including spending six years living in the Netherlands and Ireland. We have traveled to nearly 70 countries and enjoy giving readers authentic and quality travel tips. Alex is an award winning travel journalist and travel planner, who also freelances for other outlets. Bell is an award winning PhD scientist who currently works for a non-profit lung cancer advocacy research organization called Lungevity. Happy travels and if you have any questions leave a comment or drop an email!

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