Fry Model Railway
Ireland’s biggest model railway is 240 sq metres, and authentically displays much of Ireland’s rail and public transport system,...
Founded in 1894, this is one of the world's outstanding links courses and a former longtime host of the Irish Open.
Malahide's best-known, best-loved pub is a huge place, spread over a number of rooms and outdoor areas. At weekends it's always packed...
Irish lamb, red snapper and a beautifully cooked steak are just three of the highlights of this cosy French restaurant in the middle of...
Malahide · interesting places nearby
Malahide Castle information
Despite the vicissitudes of Irish history, the Talbot family managed to keep the castle under its control from 1185 to 1976, apart from a brief Cromwellian interlude (1649–60). It's now owned by Dublin County Council. The castle is the usual hotchpotch of additions and renovations; the oldest part is a three-storey 12th-century tower house. The facade is flanked by circular towers that were tacked on in 1765.
The castle is packed with furniture and paintings; highlights are a 16th-century oak room with decorative carvings, and the medieval Great Hall, which has family portraits, a minstrel's gallery and a painting of the Battle of the Boyne. Puck, the Talbot family ghost, is said to have last appeared in 1975.
The parkland around the castle is a good place for a picnic and, on a fine day, the best part of a visit.