Welcome to Malahide
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... Read More
Top experiences in Malahide
48-Hour Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus 2 Routes and Malahide Castle Combination Tour
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on this half-day trip. Stop first at the grounds of Malahide Castle: Enjoy a live-guided tour of the refurbished castle (former home to the Talbot family) and wander the castle grounds which span some 250 acres. Watch out for the ghosts that haunt the castle! Enjoy the private gardens of Lord Talbot, which have been opened to the public and are described by garden lovers as a small botanic haven.Visit the local craft shops or relax over a coffee, treats & pastry (own expense). Continue with a scenic coastal drive through the picturesque Malahide & fishing village of Howth. Take time to wander around this pretty village before making your way to Howth summit for a spectacular photo opportunity overlooking Dublin Bay. The perfect way to unwind, less than one hour from the city.Then, explore Dublin at your leisure with your 48-hour bus sightseeing ticket and enjoy the two fantastic routes, focusing on different parts or aspects of the city. This fun & friendly 90-minute RED original route tour departs every 8 to 20 minutes throughout the day and some of the stops included are Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, Old Jameson Distillery & others. Visitor attraction discounts and exclusive offers are available on receipt of your ticket.The exciting BLUE 'DNA' route departs every 30 minutes throughout the day stopping at many of Dublin's famous attractions and whisks you out of the city to visit Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland's Necropolis. Learn about Ireland's rich history through the narratives of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins and Eamon DeValera, among others. Finish your tour off with a stop in Croke Park and find out what being Irish is all about. Croke Park is an iconic stadium, steeped in history and has been at the heart of Irish sporting and cultural life for over hundred years. Take a trip here and enjoy an unrivaled state-of-the-art interactive visitor experience and find out more about Ireland’s unique national games and the fastest field games in the world – hurling and Gaelic football.
Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket
At the regal 12th century Malahide Castle and Gardens, you will experience pure escapism as you lose yourself in the rich heritage and natural beauty of your surroundings. The landmark and its grounds, combined history with modern conveniences create a magical, memorable visit. Enjoy a guided tour of one of Ireland’s oldest castles first built by Richard Talbot, a knight of King Henry II. The tour takes visitors through the interior of the castle’s main reception rooms and bedrooms with period furniture and portraits from the National Gallery of Ireland. Learn the fascinating story of the Talbot family who passed the castle from generation to generation over a period of 800 years up until 1975 and hear about some of its ghosts that still like to make an appearance from time to time!Stroll out to the wonderful ornamental Botanic Gardens, which date from 1872 and largely created by the last Lord Milo Talbot. With nearly 5,000 varieties of plants from around the world there’s plenty to see and read about in the garden interpretive area within the visitor centre.Within the restored courtyard is the visitor centre home to the world renowned Avoca Café & Retail. Enjoy a takeout lunch to the gardens from the foodhall or sit in the 170 seater café overlooking the beautiful views of the walled garden. Avoca provide a wide selection of dishes from locally sourced producers along with freshly baked cakes and scones. It’s definitely an experience not to be missed.The grounds also have a state of the art playground, picnic sites, cycling centre, cricket pitch, tennis courts and golf course.Just beyond the castle walls and within in a short 10 minute stroll you’ll discover the wonderful marina village of Malahide. Award winning bars, restaurants and boutiques line the picturesque streets enjoyed all year long by visitors and locals alike.