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Howth School of Fish welcomes the national and  international travel trade to our website, and we hope to meet you in person at our school in Howth, County Dublin.

Sean Doran, whose family have been involved in the fishing industry in Howth for 60 years, established Howth School of Fish in 2019.  This is a social tourism enterprise with the sole objective of keeping the Howth fishing culture alive through education and local employment.

Our team aims to create deep connections between visitors and the local fishing community in our locality.  Blessed with beautiful seaside surroundings, Howth is a working fishing harbour, giving our visitors real world experience and demonstrations of the Irish Fishing industry.  Howth is part of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere and our mission is to share this beauty, leave no trace and where possible involve our staff, friends and visitors in ocean regeneration.

What’s included?

Our courses are aimed at the Ultralux market and our hands on approach means that the ratio of tutors to guests is never higher than 4:1

Courses are created from a selection of one hour modules.  We are not preachy in our approach.  From the outset guests are invited to participate and ask questions and we often find that the guests guide the direction of the talks depending on their particular areas of interest.


Our prices start at €90 per person for the Deckhand 3 hour course, with a net price of €78.75 to travel trade managers.

To avail of travel trade net rates, your business must be a member of a professional travel trade body in Ireland or your own country.

A full list of rates are available for download here: TRADE RATES

Furthermore, special interest groups will be catered for and tailor made packages and prices may be arranged.  For further details on this option please contact Suzanne Mulvey on 00353 86 7968489 or email

Tour Times

Tours run Monday to Saturday, from mid-March to September 30th.

Always contact our office to arrange times.  We are flexible in our approach but cancellations within 30 days of arrival will incur cancellation fees.


Each booking will receive a booking contract outlining all inclusions, food and beverage requirements along with payment details and cancellation fees.

We accept payment up to 7 days in advance, and payment may be made by EFT and we accept all major debit and credit cards.  We don’t accept payment by cheque.


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