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Howth Fishery Harbour Centre

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East Coast Ireland: Latitude 53° 23° 30° N. Longitude 006 04W

Situated on the North side of Howth Peninsula, close North of Dublin Bay. Irelands Eye (a rocky island 99mtrs) is 6 cables due North of Harbour


Rowan Rocks buoy (E cardinal) Q (3) 10 sec off SE of Irelands Eye.
Howth Buoy (Stbd hand) F1.G 5 sec South of Irelands Eye.
South Rowan Buoy Q.G. (Starboard Hand) in sound North of harbour entrance.
Light House marking North end of new breakwater extension F1. (2) W.R. 7.5 sec.

Once inside the harbour it is divided into two halves. The West side is the trawler basin entered between two-bull noses marks Stbd hand F1.G 3 sec. And Port hand Q.R. The east side is for yachts with swinging moorings and a marked channel to Yacht Club marina.

There is 1.8 meters in the harbour entrance and care should be taken when a swell is running in the sound. (East/SE gales or after gales)

Swing moorings on the port side of approach and fairway channel. For vessels with a high freeboard, care must be exercised on approach prior to swinging into trawler basin. The Harbour Master controls movement and berthing within the harbour.

Auction Hall, Ice Plant and Landing berth to be kept clear.


Harbour VHF Ch 16/11 when manned, Tel: (01) 8322252 Fax: (01) 8329648 and (086) 3814926 at most times.

Yacht Club VHF Ch 37/80 (01)83292777


Approx depths 3.7 metres.

West pier 240 metres, Auction Hall and Ice Plant 85 metres, South West pier and landing berth 120 metres. Landing Berth and Ice Plant Berth to be kept clear
Middle Pier (South) about 180 metres
Pleasure craft are not accommodated in Trawler Basin.


Not compulsory.

Tidal variations:

High Water average Dublin + 10 minutes


There is a functioning shipyard, with electric power supply and fresh water at Howth harbour, for use to all types of vessels. Engine repairs can be undertaken locally. Electronic and radio repairs are carried out by agents for all gear. The Harbour offers a service to lift and transfer of vessels to the shipyard (Synchrolift capacity for 600 tonnes).

The owners are responsible for the sub-contracting of services required.


Services for ice supply at Ice Plant by pre-arrangement only. Also Pin Card.


Local and by road tankers


Local ship chandlers on pier

Victuals: Local shops and supermarkets

Large quantities and Bonded stores from Dublin Chandlers.

Fresh Water

Available on West pier and Southwest pier and Middle pier- open 24 hours.

Traffic Management

All vehicular traffic is managed

Port Authority

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Port Waste Management Plan for Howth Fishery Harbour Centre

Port Waste Management Plan 2018 – Howth (pdf 1,291Kb)    

Contact Harbour Master's Office

Howth Fishery Harbour Centre,
West Pier,
Co. Dublin.

Harold McLoughlin
Harbour Master

Harbour Master Mobile Phone Number:       (087) 2348387
Landline Number:                                        (01) 8322252
Fax:                                                             (01) 8326948
E-mail Address:  

Fishery Harbour Centres (Fixed Payment Notice) Bye-Laws 2006

Howth Office

Tel: (01) 8321910
Fax: (01) 8321911

Application Form to Engage in Temporary Activity at Fishery Harbour Centres