Natural History

HowthHowth Head is a rocky headland situated on the northern side of Dublin Bay, beloved by walkers and lovers alike.
Molly Bloom had her famous soliloquy there in the novel Ulysses by Dubliner James Joyce.
Of perhaps more pressing interest to nature lovers is that the peninsula is composed of Cambrian slates and quartzites, joined to the mainland by a post glacial raised beach, as many people know.
Howth Head contains both sea cliffs and dry heaths, depending on where you stand to gaze in quiet contemplation.
English stonecrop, wood sage and navelwort occur, along with some areas of simple bare rock for rock lovers.

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