St. Mary’s Abbey in Howth

I’m back with more from Howth. The ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey dates back to 1042 when the area was ruled by King Sitric, a Viking king. The church was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The original church was replaced around 1235 and then again in the 1300s.

After jetting from Howth, we headed to Malahide where we found a … Wait, I’ll keep that a surprise for now. Until next time.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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11 Responses to St. Mary’s Abbey in Howth

  1. Darlene says:

    I love these old churches. Can’t wait to see what you found.

  2. How the and Malahide (and Dundee Laoghoire) are so beautiful and so easy to get to from Dublin. Lovely to see your photos!

  3. The Guat says:

    Dude! These pictures are great. I’m loving your adventures. I’m glad you’re exploring these old churches. I love to hear the history behind places like these. Hope you are well!

  4. Wow, such gorgeous photos! Looking forward to hearing what you found in Malahide in a future post… 🙂

  5. Jo Bryant says:

    Just made my desire to go to Ireland even stronger.

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