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Ireland's Eye - Dublin, Ireland
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Ireland's Eye - Dublin, Ireland
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About Ireland's Eye

Escape to Ireland's Eye, an unspoiled island fringed by sandy beaches and rocky coves. The island combines natural beauty and unique wildlife with a fascinating history. Spot puffins nesting on the rocks, visit the ruins of an ancient monastery and hike to a scenic lookout with sweeping views over the Irish Sea.

Things to do in Ireland's Eye

Book a guided trip to Ireland's Eye and explore the secret beaches, coves and caves that dot the island. The commentary covers everything from the island’s Iron Age roots to its unique flora and fauna. Boat tours also get you up close with the grey seals that bask on the beaches around Ireland’s Eye.

A protected wildlife sanctuary, Ireland's Eye offers some of the best birdwatching in the British Isles. In addition to adorable puffins, seabirds like guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes flock to nest on the rocky cliffs that encircle the island. Spot oystercatchers foraging on the shoreline and watch peregrine falcons soaring over the waves.

Bring your hiking boots and explore the scenic trails that crisscross Ireland's Eye. A steep trail winds up to The Stack, the highest point on the island. Bring a packed lunch to eat at the summit, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Irish Sea and surrounding cliffs.

Visit the ruins of Martello Tower, an ancient stronghold built during the Napoleonic Wars. It stands guard over the northwestern tip of the island and is surrounded by moss-covered rocks and boulders. The island is also home to the ruins of the Church of the Three Sons of Nessan, an ancient monastery founded in the 6th century.

Getting around Ireland's Eye

Ireland's Eye is car-free and can only be explored on foot. The island is located off the east coast of Ireland, a 20-minute boat ride from the coastal town of Howth. The town is a 30-minute drive from Dublin’s city centre and 45 minutes by train.

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    Ireland's Eye hotels have an average price of $40/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

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