Top things to do

Castle in Malahide

Malahide Castle

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 Counci…
Museum in Malahide

Fry Model Railway

Ireland’s biggest model railway is 240 sq metres, and authentically displays much of Ireland’s rail and public transport system, including the DART line and Irish Sea ferry services, in O-gauge (32mm track width). A…
French in Malahide

Chez Sara

Irish lamb, red snapper and a beautifully cooked steak are just three of the highlights of this cosy French restaurant in the middle of the village.
International in Malahide

Sale e Pepe

Despite the name, there's only a handful of Italian dishes on a menu that emphasises well-prepared steaks, fish and chips, and homemade organic burgers.
International in Malahide

Greedy Goose

The menu at this pleasant restaurant overlooking the marina has dishes from all over the globe: take your pick of BBQ chicken wings, chana masala, Cajun-style Irish salmon and others. The food is best enjoyed as par…
Pub in Malahide


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 with locals.