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The village itself is located 15 kilometres 9. Howth is located in the administrative county of Fingal. Howth is at the end of a regional road R from Dublin and is one of the two northern termini of the DART suburban rail system.
Dublin Bus also serves Howth with route 31 and its variants. Norse vikings colonised the eastern shores of Ireland and built the settlement of Dublin as a strategic base between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.
Norse Vikings first invaded Howth in Howth still remained under the control of Irish and localized Norse forces until the invasion A windy day seaside Ireland by the Anglo-Normans in Without the support of either the Irish or Scandinavian powers, Howth was isolated and fell to the Normans in One of the victorious Normans, Armoricus or Almeric Tristram, was granted much of the land between the village and Sutton.
According to the historian Samuel Lewis: InSir Amorey Tristram and Sir John de Courcy landed here at the head of a large military force, and totally defeated the Danish inhabitants in a sanguinary battle at the bridge of Evora, over a mountain stream which falls into the sea near the Baily lighthouse.
This victory secured to Sir Amorey the lordship of Howth, of which his descendants have continued in possession to the present day, under the name of St. Laurencewhich Almaric, third baron, assumed in fulfilment of a vow previously to his victory over the Danes near Clontarf, in a battle fought on the festival of that saint.
The territory of Howth was confirmed to Almaric de St. Laurence by King John Lawrence link remains even today see Earl of Howth. The original title of Baron of Howth was granted to Almeric St.
Howth was a trading port from at least the 14th century, with both health and duty collection officials supervising from Dublin, although the harbour was not built until the early 19th century. In retaliation, she abducted the Earl's grandson and heir, and as ransom she exacted a promise that unanticipated guests would never be turned away again.
She also made the Earl promise that the gates of Deer Park the Earl's demesne would never be closed to the public again, and the gates are still open to this day, and an extra place is set for unexpected guests during formal dinners in the dining room. Imprint of George IV 's footsteps on the West Pier In the early 19th century, Howth was chosen as the location for the harbour for the mail packet postal service ship.
George IV visited the harbour in August Among the members of the Howth branches of the Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mBan who participated in this event were the well-known writers Padraic Colum and Mary Colum.
Features[ edit ] Howth Head is one of the dominant features of Dublin Baywith a number of peaks, the highest of which is Black Linn. In one area, near Shielmartin, there is a small peat bog, the "Bog of the Frogs".
The wilder parts of Howth can be accessed by a network of paths many are rights of way and much of the centre and east is protected as part of a Special Area of Conservation of 2. The peninsula has a number of small, fast-running streams, three of which run through the village, with more, including the Bloody Stream, in the adjacent Howth Demesne.
Further cityward is the Whitewater Brook, with a tributary in a sunken area of plants and ponds. These are part of a series of towers built around the coast of Ireland during the 19th century.
Panoramic view of Howth harbour, Fisher's Cross Built heritage[ edit ] Howth Castleand its estate, at least part of which is known as Deer Park, are key features of the area.Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Scarborough borough of North Yorkshire, pfmlures.comed on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a maritime, mineral and tourist pfmlures.com East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, where Cædmon, the earliest recognised English poet, pfmlures.com fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages.
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