I previously mentioned Howth as one of my favourite places on a sunny day. Yes, I hear you thinking that this doesn’t happen much in Ireland but when it does at least we appreciate it.
A few weeks ago, I went to Howth on a Sunday with my friend E. We wanted to enjoy some sunshine, strolling along the pier, look at the seals being fed by the tourists but also there was a foodie purpose to our little excursion out of Dublin.
Every Sunday, Howth Irish Farmers market and Howth Cottage market are open from 10am to 5pm. It’s always busy, be aware that the trains get packed and the traffic bad if the weather is sunny.
The market is an opportunity to buy fresh, quality local products in a charming Irish fishing town.
Amongst the different stalls, ”Buns” stands out with their lip-smacking cupcakes, which look almost too good to be eaten. Their red velvet cupcake is beautifully topped with a fresh cherry or strawberry. They also have gluten free French macarons.
Another lovely stall with gorgeous sweet treats is “Man of Aran Fudge”. Try their award-winning Tiger butter flavour (Silver Taste Award Winner 2001).
The large “Love Olive” stall located at the back of the market has a wide selection of their olive products but also sell a variety of Irish and International cheeses. Their staff are always lovely and helpful and you also have samples of cheese and olives available for tasting.
There are many more but these are my personal top three. Do like we did, buy a few products and enjoy a picnic on the grass across from the market. Now that’s what I call the art of living.
For information about the market
Fancy some olives?