Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Fri 17th – Sun 19th March 2017

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Fri 17th – Sun 19th March 2017

If you are a lover of prawns – then Howth is the place to be on Friday 17th – Sunday 19th March 2017.

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is the ultimate celebration of the wondrous prawn and takes place where our seafood restaurant Octopussys is based, in the beautiful fishing village of Howth.

Octopussys Seafood Restaurant will be celebrating the famous Dublin Bay Prawn Festival and plan on serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, cooked every way imaginable,  including a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is the ultimate foodie experience offering delicious food and craft beer, wine tastings as well as live cooking demos, street entertainment and demonstrations by local fishermen all in the heart of idyllic fishing village of Howth. The festive atmosphere will continue into the evening and it’s not just the culinary offerings that make the festival so memorable, the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is also famous for music & entertainment, walks, talks and seaside antics.

So come on! Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, take the 20 minute Dart journey and enjoy a fabulous day out! And be sure to call to Octopussys on the West Pier to enjoy our fantastic range of seafood with great view of the harbour.

More About Howth

The Howth Peninsula, with its picturesque harbour, lighthouses, walks, Martello towers, and portal tomb, offers magnificent panoramas over Dublin Bay.

The Howth Peninsula is largely protected under the Howth SAAO, this includes Ireland’s Eye (28 hectares), the heath land, woods, cliffs and wooded residential areas of the south-eastern half of the peninsula (519 hectares) and a 21 kilometre network of rights of-way as public footpaths.

Directions To Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth

By Car:

  • Travelling from the City Centre to Howth:

Take the R105 from City Centre to Howth. Travel northbound along the quays, continue forward onto Eden Quay R 105 (signposted Malahide, Howth, Fairview).

At junction 73 continue forward onto North Strand Road R105

Continue on R105 through Clontarf  (the water on your right) and Sutton onto the Howth Penninsula

  • From M1 follow Route R132 to Swords then R106 through Malahide and Portmarnock. At Sutton Cross turn left onto Howth Road (route R105).


By Bus:

  • 31 to / from Howth, Sutton to Dublin City Centre, Lwr Abbey St.
  • Route 31b to / from Howth Summit to Dublin City Centre, Lwr Abbey St.


By Train:

DART from City Centre to Howth. Pearse/Tara/Connolly  Station  heading northbound to Howth Station Terminus 30mins