King Sitric Restaurant and Guesthouse
Established in 1971, Aidan and Joan MacManus have earned an international reputation for fresh seafood in their harbour-side restaurant in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. Having extensively rebuilt the old Harbour Master’s house in 1999, relocating the restaurant to the first floor with panoramic sea-views, eight guest bedrooms were added. All the bedrooms, named after Lighthouses, are stunningly located overlooking Balscadden Bay.
We are named after King Sitric II, Norse King of Dublin in the 11th Century who had a close association with Howth and was son in law of the famous Irish King, Brian Boru.
There are 8 guest rooms named after Lighthouses, since we are so close to the sea. Rockabill, Baily, Kish, Fastnet … All are en-suite & non-smoking. All the rooms enjoy sea-views, although obviously the higher one goes, the better the view!
“Enjoy wonderful seafood then be lulled to sleep by the sea just 20 minutes from Dublin airport”: Karen Brown’s Ireland.
Or as one of our guests put it, “This is the only hotel room in the world I can sleep in. I wake up in the morning and first I hear the silence, then the lapping of the waves, then the singing of the birds…(i.e. the screeching of the sea-gulls!!)”