HISTORIC LANDMARK ATTRACTION
Malahide Castle is a beautiful 12th century castle owned by the Talbot family for nearly 800 years, making it one of the longest owned castles by one family in Ireland.
The castle is fully furnished with beautiful period furniture and an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland. The castle is open for guided tours daily allowing visitors to step back in the history and learn the story of the Talbot family and legacy they left behind. A new interpretive centre is located on the ground floor of the castle. It tells the story of the Talbot family and important milestones during the 800 years they resided at Malahide Castle. The guided tour consists of four of the main reception rooms and, new this year, three of the main bedrooms.
Wonderful Botantical Gardens
The four acre walled garden is one of four botanical gardens on the island of Ireland. It is home to some of the rarest plants collected by Lord Milo Talbot from regions such as Australasia and Chile. The garden exhibition area is located in the rejuvenated visitor centre and tells the story of the beautiful walled garden through the eyes of Lord Milo Talbot. It is a 'must visit' for any gardening enthusiasts.
The wonderful AVOCA café and gift shop (a great shopping experience) is located in the Castle’s visitor centre.
Malahide Village is just a short stroll from Malahide Castle and is home to some of Dublin's best award-winning restaurants, fashion boutiques, lively bars and cafés.
Malahide castle is easily accessible by bus, train and car and is located only 13km (8 miles) from Dublin's City centre and 10 minutes from Dublin Airport
From Dublin Airport: Proceed straight onto the M1/N1. Take the Malahide exit onto the R132( N32) for 4km. At the Malahide Road Junction (Hilton Hotel) take a left onto R107 and drive 5km to Malahide.
By Rail: The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) travels to Malahide Rail Station, close to Malahide Castle. For train times from Dublin City visit www.IrishRail.ie. Journey time is approx 30 minutes.
By Bus: Take Dublin Bus number 42 from Dublin City - see www.DublinBus.ie.