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.