Sail into Howth this summer

Dublin Bay Cruises makes a great Dublin day out. Family fun in Howth with a boat trip, dolphin and wildlife watching followed by a Tapas Sharing Platter with wine or beer at The Brass Monkey, West Pier, Howth.

Roll on the summer!

Did you know you can sail from the city centre of Dublin to Dun Laoghaire and Howth then around Ireland's Eye and back again?!

Well you can, with Dublin Bay Cruises. I had the pleasure of meeting the crew aboard the St Bridget this May as they docked for a break at The West Pier, Howth. There's nothing quite like the view from the water.

Darren the shore manager, Captain Eddie and all the staff offer a warm welcome which will delight any Dublin visitor young and old. With a wealth of local knowledge and a pristine ship it's a pleasure for all ages. There are different route options for shorter trips, return by DART or one way.

There is plenty of wildlife to spot, we saw seals, pods of dolphins, gannets, gulls and many birds on our trip. There's a heated indoor cabin, an outer deck and upper outdoor seating deck so whatever the weather you're covered. It is advised to book beforehand but they do take walk on's if the boat is not full. Details below...


€30 Tapas Sharing Platter
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Enjoy a Tapas Sharing Platter for €30 Includes 2 Beers or 2 Glasses of House Wine

Offer is valid Monday to Friday 12-6pm ONLY excluding bank holidays until August 31st 2017

Cannot be used at any other time.

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We have a €30 Tapas Sharing Platter offer for you. Call to the The Brass Monkey Restaurant while you're visiting Howth.

We offer 10% discount off your bill with any Dublin Bay Cruise ticket! You may use this offer for 3 months from date of issue. Simply show your cruise ticket to your server on arrival.

Click and Buy the €30 Tapas Sharing Offer which is available Monday to Friday during the summer 3-6pm. Remember We're just a 1 minute walk up the West Pier in Howth from where the boat docks.

We are open from 11am til late every day until October for scones & coffee, lunch, tapas and dinner. 

We look forward to seeing you.

Bon voyage

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it...

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it...

We were honoured to be invited to visit one of Spain's most famous vineyard's this April. The Emilio Moro vineyard dates back to 1891. Don Emilio Moro of Pesquera de Duero started a viticulture tradition over a century ago and the tradition lives on. The winery is located along the Golden Mile of the Ribera del Duero. They offer vineyard, tapas and wine tasting tours in the increasingly popular enotourism area. Theirs goal is to produce intense and unique wines and they do just that.

John Aungier accompanied by Susan & Dee from The Brass Monkey and Lynn and Nina from Twenty2 who met with the team from Cassidy wines who import the Moro family wines to Ireland. We brought Pierre, our Brass Monkey mascot for the trip. He thoroughly enjoyed posing on the wine barrels.

We had an incredible wine tasting afternoon on site in glorious sunshine at Emilio Moro Bodegas sampling their selection of reds, whites and rose. We shall be stocking their wines from Cassidy Wines in The Brass Monkey and Twenty2 restaurant and hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Many thanks to Cassidy Wines and the Emilio Moro vineyard for a memorable visit. 

Comedy night with Barry Murphy of Aprés Match

comedy night howth

Don't miss the hilarious Barry Murphy, star of Après Match is LIVE at The Brass Monkey Thursday 16th March at 8.30pm! barry is best known for his knock out comedy gigs around Ireland and we are delighted to welcome him to the west pier, Howth. 

It's going to be an epic St Patrick's day weekend. We're kicking off the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival with tonnes of family fun all weekend 16th - 19th March. 

Dinner and a show includes a glass of prosecco on arrival, 3 course meal with tea or coffee & Barry Murphy's live show for €40 per person. 8.30pm sitting for dinner with the show afterwards.

Places are limited so please call the restaurant on 01 806 3746 to pay a €10 deposit and secure your table.

Prawn Festival 2017

Prawn Spires - Asian marinated prawns wrapped in filo pastry with curry mayonnaise and fries

Prawn Spires - Asian marinated prawns wrapped in filo pastry with curry mayonnaise and fries

 

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is the ultimate foodie experience in the pictureesque village of Howth, county Dublin. This 4 day event is held over St Patrick's Day Weekend 17th, 18th & 19th March.

There will be delicious food and craft beer. Wine tastings as well as live cooking demos from our executive chef Siobhan Quinn MacDonagh and owner / chef John Aungier. Nevin Maquire will also be hosting a live cookery demo (Sat 18th at 1pm in the demo tent)

We have street entertainment and demonstrations by local fishermen all in the heart Howth. The Brass Monkey will be a main attraction once again at the food tents serving delicious Prawn Spires with fries. 

The festive atmosphere will continue into the evening as Howth’s bars and restaurants will host a special fixed price festive menu and entertainment for all. And it’s not just the culinary offerings that make the festival so memorable, the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is also famous for music & entertainment, walks, talks and seaside antics.

This is a very busy weekend with entertainment into the night, so be sure to book a table to avoid disappointment! Call 01 806 3746.

Please use public transport. DART and buses. Public parking is limited. 

 

 

 

Now hiring! Chefs of all grades

Now hiring! Chefs of all grades

Hey, we are currently hiring at the Brass Monkey. We are a well known seafood / tapas restaurant on the West Pier in Howth, just 5 minutes walk from the Howth DART station. 

A Senior Chef with minimum 3 years grill experience with a strong knowledge of fish is required for immediate start. Generous package to the right candidate includes very competitive rates of pay. No split shifts. Meals included. Flexible roster.

  • Must have up to date HACCP.
  • Must have experience of ordering for a busy kitchen.
  • Strong team player.
  • Must have relevant permits to work on Ireland.
  • Fluent English is essential.

We are also hiring sous chefs and chefs of all grades to join the team. 

Please send your CV with cover letter to jobs.bmt2@gmail.com

East Pier closed due to dangerous waves

East Pier closed due to dangerous waves

There were dramatic scenes here in Howth over the weekend with the Coast Guard closing the East pier for safety reasons. Huge waves were seen sweeping over the pier causing safety issues to walkers and passers by.

The Coast Guard warned: "If you see the spray of the waves reaching on the pier, don’t walk it. Waves can be unpredictable, a lull of ten minutes can be followed by intense waves powerful enough to knock you over and cause injury or wash you off the pier wall." 

The Coast Guard added: "We ask the public to call the Coast Guard at 112 or 999 if they see people who are likely to get into difficulty, don’t expect someone else to make the call."

Read more about the dramatic weekend of nature's force here.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0213/852238-howth-coast-guard-warning/

Grub Spy in Howth

Grub Spy in Howth

The Grub Spy gang from the Sunday World were out in Howth. The cleverly made their way to The Brass Monkey and had a slap up feast of seafood and the like.

We're delighted to say we passed all the tests! They enjoyed our prawns Pil Pil, scallops and monkfish scampi. They enjoyed portion of mussels & felt they were good value at €8. It seems no one can resist our sticky toffee pudding. A firm favourite with everyone young and old. 

So if you're coming to Howth in the next few weeks be sure to call to the Brass Monkey on the West Pier for a great time, every time.

Best seafood restaurant in Howth.

Best seafood restaurant in Howth.

We got a lovely write up by The Culture Trip.com. Howth has for many years evolved as a fantastic food destination for locals and tourists. With it's beautiful walks, boat trips and seal spotting it certainly whets your appetite for great seafood, oysters, beer battered fish & chips and creamy chowder.

We love what we do here at The Brass Monkey. We are very lucky to have such incredible fresh produce on our doorstep such as local smoked salmon from Nicky's Plaice via the West Pier, Doran's seafood and great Irish producers. 

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival during the summer was a huge success and thousands flocked to Howth for some great food, music and family fun. So next time you are thinking about what to do with the family, hop on the DART and give Howth a try!

Gardaí raid fishing trawlers in Howth over probe into illegal workers

Gardaí raid fishing trawlers in Howth over probe into illegal workers

Members of the dedicated Garda Immigration Unit were searching trawlers in Howth Harbour recently. Gardai searched a ­number of fishing trawlers in ports across the country as part of an investigation into the use of unregistered migrant workers. The latest raid was in Howth and followed similar inspections of vessels in Cork, Galway, Kerry, Louth and Donegal. 

It is understood the primary focus of the probe was the movement of undocumented workers from countries in Africa and South East Asia. A number of individuals in the fishing industry were questioned by detectives following raids on specific trawlers. Gardai say they received full co-operation from the fishing industry operatives they contacted.

Never a dull moment in Howth.

 

 

 

Whole lot of shaking going on...

Is Howth becoming a trendy, music destination? Can we hold our own and draw a crowd to lil ole Howth or do we lose out to the big smoke for a good night out?

Here's a good place to start... Bring out the Chimp plays The Bloody Stream 9pm Saturday October 22nd. 

Morrissey and The Smiths fans were in for a treat when 'These Charming Men' played The Abbey Tavern, October 1st. 

We had the Howth jazz & blues festival over the August bank holiday weekend which was a huge success. 

Wrights Findlater House has regular live music. 

So get your glad rags & your dancing shoes on, catch the DART to Howth Station and boogie your night away!

Don't forget to book dinner at The Brass Monkey, West Pier.

See you soon party people.

Autumn in beautiful Howth

Autumn in beautiful Howth

HEY, WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Our Good pal Shane over at Shane's Howth Hikes brings you on inspiring cliff walks with world class views. Howth is well served by a fine old harbour, medieval castle and a warm hospitable village. Autumn is a great time for wildlife spotting & nature walks with family, colleagues and friends. 

If you are visiting Howth we offer a tasty 10% discount off your bill with any same day excursion ticket such as Shane's Howth Hikes or Dublin Bay Cruises

We don't take bookings via email, but we love to talk so please pick up the phone! 01-806-3746.

We can arrange set menus for group bookings, outside catering, communions, confirmations, surprise parties or any special occasion. email info@brassmonkey.ie for details.

We change our menu four times per year to coincide with seasonal changes & new updates on old favourites. We love our seafood and are constantly improving and testing new variations. Come and try some!

All our menus are subject to a 10% service charge.