The Irish American Mom is always taking us to new places in Ireland. Of her most beloved are the 199 steps in Howth in Co. Dublin. As a child, she took magical trips down the steps made of sheer cliff rock with her aunt who told stories of Grace O’Malley- the famous Irish Pirate Queen. While the truth to her stories may be questioned, the picture of pirates cutting away 199 steps for their queen to climb secretly in the country, avoiding the English was magical enough to believe. See the beauty and enchantment this gem of Ireland offers in pictures below.