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Malahide Castle and Gardens

Malahide Castle and Gardens are set on over 260 acres of magnificent parklands and dates back to the 12th century where the Talbot family took up residence in 1185 up until 1975. That's nearly 800 years the Talbot family owned the castle and lands!

Now the castle is open to the public with guided tours for visitors to learn about this fascinating family and how they lived- not forgetting their resident ghosts!

Malahide Castle has recently re-opened after a large re-development project which introduced a brand new visitor centre & exhibition areas. Also for the first time the castle offers scheduled guided tours where our friendly guides take you on a journey through the history of this magnificent castle and the Talbot family who resided here for nearly 800 years!

The friendly ghost 'Puck' is always very welcoming! In addition to the castle tour the beautiful Walled Garden & West Lawn is now also open to the public where visitors can lose themselves in the tranqulity and beauty of over 5000 rare species of plants that were collected by Lord Milo Talbot from Australasia, Chile & Tasmania!

Included in the new visitor centre is the Project Room - a spacious meeting room and work space overlooking the Cambridge House in the Walled Garden.

Our Project Room is fully AV equipped with projector & screen, speaker, work-top units and counters. Ideal space for meetings, events, workshops and talks. Seating up to 80 attendees which can be booked for full or half days!

Avoca Food-hall & Cafe are located in the Visitor Centre and can cater for up to 170 seated in its self service restaurant.

Malahide Castle and Gardens Opening Times

  • Daily 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Last castle tour admission 4.30pm

Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Prices

  • €12 Adult
  • €6 Child
  • €7.50 Senior
  • €8 Student
  • Family tickets from €26.
  • Garden only tickets also available from €5


From Dublin Airport: take the M1/N1. Leave  theM1 at junction 1, taking the Malahide exit onto the N32 for 4km. At the Malahide Road roundabout, turn left onto the Malahide Road, R107, turn right onto Back Road for Malahide Castle & Gardens.

From the City Centre: Head north on the M1, joining the M50 sign posted Belfast. Leave the M1, at junction 1 . At the Malahide Road roundabout, turn left onto the Malahide Road, R107, turn right onto Back Road for Malahide Castle & Gardens.

Rail-Irish Rail operates a train and D.A.R.T. service to and from Malahide:

Bus-Dublin Bus operates to and from Malahide. Take the bus route number 42. There is a pedestrian route from Malahide village to entrance to the Castle Demesne which is on the Dublin Road:

Dublin Bus No.102 operates from DublinAirport, via Malahide to Sutton Station

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