Malahide (Mullach Íde) was once a small village with its own harbour, a long way from the urban jungle of Dublin. The only thing protecting it from the northwards expansion of Dublin's suburbs is Malahide Demesne, 101 well-tended hectares of parkland dominated by a castle once owned by the powerful Talbot family. The handsome village remains relatively intact, but the once-quiet marina has been massively developed and is now a bustling centre with a pleasant promenade and plenty of restaurants and shops.
Malahide destination guides
Dublin Bay and Malahide Castle Half-Day Tour
Got the morning or afternoon free in Dublin? Then explore Dublin Bay just outside the capital on this relaxing 3.5-hour tour. You'll take a wander through the beautiful estate of Malahide Castle and enjoy the fresh sea breeze and breathtaking views of Dublin Bay from Howth Summit. Your visit to Malahide Castle includes a guided tour.