The Hurdy Gurdy collection hosts a vast array of artefacts – some of which we will share with here on our blog here and on our Flickr – click here to see a small selection of images.
During the months of November to April the Hurdy Gurdy is open only on
Saturday & Sunday 11am until 4pm.
From May – October open daily.
Admission is charged to Adults & Students/OAP’s, but children are admitted free.
Guided tours are provided of the various collections, illustrating the vast connections between Ireland, the history of communication and the Martello Tower itself.
Thousands of people – both international visitors to these shores and Irish – visit Howth (Binn Éadair – Éadar’s peak) walking to the top of Howth head for the stunning vistas it affords. Whilst here in Howth, many stop to take pictures from the Hurdy Gurdy plateau – an ideal spot for panoramic views of Ireland’s Eye (Viking Ey for island) and Lambay Island. It is also possible to view the Martello Tower on Ireland’s Eye from our plateau, highlighting the signalling connection between the two towers.
But most whilst visiting pass by the tower without attempting the ascent up the steps to view the collections within. If you are intending to visit Howth, take a look at some of our items within the collection… and release your inner culture vulture by making your way up our steps to the treasures contained within.
This is the home of the blog for the Hurdy Gurdy cataloguers… here we will share our progress and chart our journey as we catalogue the collection held within Martello Tower #2 at Howth, Co. Dublin.
The museum houses a collection of all manner of artefacts relating to the history of communication and of Ireland.