Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2016

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, one of Ireland’s largest food festivals, is set in the beautiful seaside fishing village of Howthin north Dublin.
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival has built up a huge reputation both at home and overseas, offering not only a fantastic food village but also highlights all the cultural, historical and adventure activities that make Howth such a great destination.

The festival food village overlooks Howth’s stunning Harbour. Howth’s many award-winning restaurants serve signature prawn dishes and other seafood specialities to thousands of happy punters, who are delighted to sit in the sunshine and soak up the seaside atmosphere.

The tented village plays host to various exhibitions including cookery demos from local and celebrity chefs, fish filleting & net mending master classes from the fishmongers / fishermen; videos and storyboards outlining the history of Howth and its fishing traditions and of course some shanties and storytelling along the way.

Howth’s restaurants and bars put on great entertainment and the best festival menus to ensure festival goers have a fabulous time!

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival Events Over The Weekend

Please note: This programme is provisional and subject to change.Not all events are free. For more information you can also contact the Howth Tourist Office on 085 858 1695

Prawn Festival Dinner Menus

Family Fun in the Festival Village

Fun Fair on Harbour Road

National Transport Museum in Howth Demesne

Hurdy Gurdy Radio Museum in the Martello Tower

Island’s Eye Boat Tours on East Pier

RNLI Lifeboat Station Open with activities at Middle Pier

Howth Coastguard Station Open at West Pier

Biodiversity Activities

Howth Goats on display in the Festival Village

Craft Stalls

Ferry Trip to Islands eye

Food Stalls and Prawn Tasting in the Food Village

Howth Gospel Choir

Family Entertainment

Live Entertainment

Street Entertainment

And Lots More…

More About Howth

The Howth Peninsula, with its picturesque harbour, lighthouses, walks, martello towers, and portal tomb, offers magnificent panoramas over Dublin Bay.

The Howth Peninsula is largely protected under the Howth SAAO, this includes Ireland’s Eye (28 hectares), the heathland, woods, cliffs and wooded residential areas of the south-eastern half of the peninsula (519 hectares) and a 21 kilometer network of rights of-way as public footpaths.

Directions To Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth

See Google map top of this page.

By Car:

  • Travelling from the City Centre to Howth:

Take the R105 from City Centre to Howth. Travel northbound along the quays, continue forward onto Eden Quay R 105 (signposted Malahide, Howth, Fairview).

At junction 73 continue forward onto North Strand Road R105

Continue on R105 through Clontarf  (the water on your right) and Sutton onto the Howth Penninsula

  • From M1 follow Route R132 to Swords then R106 through Malahide and Portmarnock. At Sutton Cross turn left onto Howth Road (route R105).

By Bus:

  • No. 31 to / from Howth, Sutton to Dublin City Centre, Lwr Abbey St.
  • Route 31b to / from Howth Summit to Dublin City Centre, Lwr Abbey St.

By Train:

DART from City Centre to Howth. Pearse/Tara/Connolly  Station  heading northbound to Howth Station Terminus 30mins