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Dorans on the Pier

West Pier, Howth (Binn √Čadair)

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About Dorans

Wednesday 26th, February


The Doran family is surrounded by the all things fish. When Michael Doran started fishing in the 1930s and bought his first vessel, the 30ft "St Mary", little did he know where it would lead him and his family. Following the fish stocks at the time, he moved to Howth in 1956 and steadily increased the size of his fleet to 10 vessels at one stage!


Following his passing in 1988, his sons gradually started to build up the shore side of the business and concentrate on the fish factory on the pier in Howth and ship chandelry business and hardware which is only 100 yards from Dorans on the Pier. In 2003 we sadly sold the last of our trawlers, the "Juliem" to the Faroe Island and made the bold step into salmon farming with our partner Silver King Seafoods in Castletownbere, West Cork.


In Dorans on the Pier we select only the best and freshest seafood from directly off the local boats here in Howth and from around the country literally from Malin head to Mizen head. And with the changing cultural spectrum and the demands for more exotic types of fish we fly in twice weekly the sort of fish such as Sea Bream, Swordfish, Fresh Sardines, Catfish, Tilapia and Carp to name but a few.


So if you are looking for a traditional cut of Cod or Long Ray, want to have that special dinner with Black Sole, Turbot or Monk or maybe something more exotic like baked Seabass or Tuna for the Barbeque, Dorans is place to come. Our friendly well trained staff will advise of how to store, cook and present you seafood dish! Look out for our specials! You can also step next door to the Oar House restaurant and sample the freshest seafood dishes cooked just to your liking.