After a weekend of U2 concerts, I felt it was important to put the brakes on the fast paced travelling and sheer exhaustion of seeing 3 concerts almost back-to-back. Claire from my hostel had recommended that I take a day trip to Howth, northeast of Dublin. It was gorgeous out there, and I was able to take an easy hike/walk along the coast. While it did rain intermittently, the cool atmosphere and easy going-ness allowed me to recharge. Howth is also the town where U2 had recorded their War album. Nice little u2 connection!