Malahide is a picturesque countryside coastal town in North County Dublin, yet only half an hour from Dublin City.
For the perfect day out, visit the medieval castle, stroll to the marina and down to the beach, before discovering the town’s charming cafés and chic boutiques. With traditional shop fronts, colourful hanging flower baskets and a gorgeous view of Dublin Bay, picturesque Malahide is a homely village that retains its historic character.
The jewel in Malahide’s crown is its spectacular Malahide Castle; one of the oldest occupied castles in Ireland, which was the home of one family, the Talbot family, for over 800 years. The castle itself can be visited for a fee, on a guided-tour-only basis. Learn about the castle's owners, the Talbot family, and the historical events that shaped their lives, explore the private rooms, furniture and art collections, and hear tales of battles and banquets from the attractions expert guides.
Hop on the DART from the city-centre to Malahide DART Station to experience this charming town, or alternatively, you can take the 42 Bus from Talbot Street.
Please refer to The Malahide Castle website for the most up to date information on pricing and opening hours.