Boat tour of Ireland’s Eye retracing steps of infamous Kirwan murder of 1852
Guided tour lasts around 90 minutes
Includes boat trip to island
Available Mon-Sun at 6pm
The Fine Print
Validity: Expires 5 July 2013. Purchase: Limit 1 per 1, 2 or 4 people. May buy multiple as gifts. Redemption: Booking required at least 48 hours in advance. 24-hour cancellation policy. Call in the morning of booking to check weather conditions. Further information: Valid 7 days a week at 6pm. Must be 16 or older with valid ID. Trips may be cancelled 24 hours in advance due to bad weather, re-schedule available or full refund can be given. Valid on option purchased only. Original values verified 27 March 2013. See the rules that apply to all deals.
Howth Boat Trips carries visitors across the waves to Ireland’s Eye, before reimagining tales of the murder that took place on the island over 150 years ago.
Choose from the following options for a murder mystery tour around Ireland’s Eye:
• €10 for one person (50% off)
• €20 for two people (50% off)
• €40 for four people (50% off)
Groupon casts a curious eye at Howth Boat Trips and finds out what spooky horrors await guests.
What happens on the tour? Visitors learn about the infamous Kirwan murder which took place on the island in 1852. William Burke Kirwan was reported to have murdered his wife, and the crime has been shrouded in mystery ever since. People will retrace the steps of the incident, before making up their mind as to whether Kirwan was guilty or innocent.
What does the experience include? The tour lasts 90 minutes and includes the boat trip to the island, the tour and the return journey to Howth. Visitor groups are kept between four and twelve people to keep the experience intimate.
What else goes on at the island? Howth Boat Trips offer scenic trips where people can climb to the top of the island to views many varieties of birds, or stroll along the sandy beaches. They also run fishing trips for both beginner and experienced anglers.
Tell us more about the company. It’s run by a family native to Howth who have been operating boat trips for four generations. The company uses many different boats, ranging from a converted RNLI lifeboat in the 1940s, to a 30 foot half-decker.