Prawn Festival Howth

Prawn Festival Howth

Visit the Oar House at the Food Village at this year’s Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2018.

Not long now until ‘The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2018’ which will run over the St.Patricks weekend, 17th, 18th & 19th March.

Visit us in the food village where we will be serving delicious ‘Fritto Misto’ …a dish of various seafood deep fried in batter.

About Howth

The Howth Peninsula, with its picturesque harbour, lighthouses, walks, martello towers, and portal tomb, offers magnificent panoramas over Dublin Bay.In pre-Christian times the Celtic tribes called this peninsula ‘Ben Edar’ – the mountain or hill of Edar – possibly after a chieftain of the Tuatha De Danann. There has also been speculation that the name Benn na Edar, has an environmental origin meaning ‘hills of the oaks’. It was the Danes, however who first used the name ‘hoved’ meaning head, and over the years this came to be Howth.

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.

How to Get Here From the City Centre:


Planning on coming to Howth for the Dubllin Bay Prawn Festival? Why not leave the car at home! Travel with Dublin Bus to the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival. Route 31/a from the city centre will take you to Howth and back via Sutton Cross – plan your journey here

DART Train:

Take the DART from any City Centre Station going Northbound to Howth

Car: GPS 53.386N 6.066W. Leave the City Centre via Eden Quay and North along Amiens Street to Clontarf. Continue straight out to Howth (15km).

From the M50.

Continue to the final Northbound exit on the M50 signposted Malahide.

Follow direction signs for Malahide to end of N32 and then directions to Howth along R139, R809 (Clarehall, Donaghmede, Baldoyle, Sutton, Howth)

Whatever way you like our prawns – here at the award winning restaurant The Oarhouse,- you will find us serving your favourite prawn dishes in bite-sized portions at the food village.

Looking forward to feeding you over the weekend, bring you appetites!

Barbara Shanahanoar house