— What’s the story? —
The Oar House story begins when local chef John Aungier joined forces with Howth fishmonger Sean Doran of Dorans on the Pier. Well something special was bound to happen..
That was back in 2006 and The Oar House is still going strong. The building itself was a traditional fishing cottage by the water in the heart of Howth village.
In fact the award winning restaurant has set the precedent for the Howth seafood movement. What was once a sleepy fishing village on the north east peninsula of Dublin bay is now an enchanting tourist destination, foodie hot spot and a must see on any visitor to Dublin’s list.
Howth has so much to offer to hikers, day trippers, families and of course the locals who spend many a happy day watching boats bob in the water, walking the piers, exploring the cliffs and bays and the spectacular views to the Irish sea, Kish lighthouse and beyond from the summit.
Howth is accessible by train, bus and private vehicle. You can even sail to Howth! Take a boat tour while you’re there, with pleasure boats and cruises departing from the end of the west pier to circumnavigate Ireland’s Eye and sail to and from Dublin city centre and Dun Laoighaire.
We hope you enjoy your visit to The Oar House, eat well, relax and let us cook for you what the sea offers.