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Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - GAME OF CHANCE -

I grew up be­ing hauled by my mother out to Howth on Thursday evenings for a walk along the pier to buy fish di­rect from the boats. I can’t say the var­i­ous fish on of­fer re­ally did it for me back then, with their shiny skins and scary, star­ing eyes gazing up from the crates, while my mother trawled what was on of­fer and ne­go­ti­ated with the fish­er­men.

How­ever, it’s funny how old habits die hard, and now, there’s noth­ing I love more than a spin along the coast to Howth, which is al­ways burst­ing with at­mos­phere. There are, of course, lots of great restau­rants there nowa­days but, af­ter a hike along the pier, our se­cret treat is a visit to Beshoff ’s for their fan­tas­tic scampi and chips at just €10.45.

We then scarper up to Howth Sum­mit with our freshly cooked, pip­ing-hot catch, lemon wedge and tartare sauce. Look­ing out over Dublin Bay, it’s bet­ter than be­ing in Capri. See beshoff­

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