Jul 17 2009

Howth Head and Dublin Bay

Published by at 11:13 am under News


Looking out to sea from Dollymount Strand with Howth Head sticking out in silhoutte as the old B&I heads off to England. How many of us took this boat trip in search of a new life,  to visit family and friends or perhaps just to enjoy a holiday. For centuries now the Irish have sailed back and forth across this stretch of water. In the 1940s 50s and 60s many people from Dublin and Cabra in particular had little or no choice but to ‘take the boat’ in search of work. One story comes to mind of two young lads who landed in Hollyhead and stepped onto the first train they thought would take them to London but ended up in Manchester instead. Over the years thousands of Dublin families enjoyed a day out on the beach in Dollymount.

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