Howth Castle, Co. Dublin

‘The Michael J Wright Group has submitted, with Tetrarch Capital, a
joint planning application and is taking a 25-year lease over Howth Castle
and plans to deliver a mix of retail, leisure, and food outlets.

The redevelopment will include a new 150-seater restaurant in a striking glass-covered pavilion within the Castle’s stable-yard, a revamped cookery school together with a state-of-the-art wedding marquee located to the South of The Castle, and a range of retail stores.

Amenities within the Castle grounds and historic walled gardens will include a playground and picnic areas, a falconry and petting farm, and a new garden centre. The National Transport Museum will remain in the heart of the new development.

Over 150 new jobs will be created when the redevelopment is completed, with 100 jobs during the construction phase.

The restored Castle will provide a focal point for locals and visitors to Howth Estate. There are plans for 6km of internal walks and cycleways through the Estate with the aim of linking Sutton & Howth to further encourage active travel in Fingal. Biodiversity and sustainability will inform the redevelopment plans, with full pedestrianisation around the Castle and promotion of the Dublin Bay Biosphere and Sustainable Development Goals. Travelling to Howth Castle by public transport, bike, boat or foot will be encouraged.

Howth Castle will be a unique destination and exceptional visitor experience for not only tourists but also feature as a regular social outing for locals. Our concept marries all the senses. We want guests to adventure, experience, relax and breath. To enjoy fresh and locally sourced food; to sip, savour, and taste; to shop, dine & learn; to have unique experiences, and mostly to enjoy all that we have on offer and to return time and time again.

If you would like to view our planning drawings and mood-boards for the Howth Castle project,
they are on view in Deer Park Café Bar, Wednesday to Sunday, 10AM – 5PM.
Please just ask a member of our staff on site!’


See article posted in the Irish Times on Thursday the 3rd of February 2022

Read about Howth Castle in The Irish Times