Throughout the year Malahide Castle & Gardens will run different events either in the castle or in the gardens- some for young, some for families and some for the more discerning. To see if there are any special events taking place while you visit,
Malahide Castle, parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres of remaining estate parkland, close to the village of Malahide, nine miles north of Dublin in Ireland.
Explore Malahide Walled Botanical Garden & Exhibition – over 4 acres of the beautiful botanical walled garden located just through the visitor centre. Lord Milo Talbot helped shape and create the walled botanical garden as we see it today! We are lucky to have 1 of only 4 botanical gardens in Ireland! With 7 glasshouses, 5000 species of plants, a grass parterre and lots of wild life roaming happily its easy to get lost in this tranquil space!
Visit the West Lawn and take your picture beside some of the oldest trees on the Malahide Castle demesne- including the contorted branches of the old oak tree and the ornamental ‘Cedar of Lebanon’ tree believed to be nearly 400 years old! With 22 acres to explore it might be worth bringing your picnic and a flask!
The state of the art playground at Malahide Castle is located just 2 minutes from the Visitor Centre and has plenty of apparatus for the very little ones and the not so little ones to enjoy!
Malahide Village – only a short 10 minute stroll from the castle grounds, Malahide Village is home to some of Dublin’s best bars & restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops, Malahide is a buzzing cosmopolitan & upmarket costal village and well worth a visit. Check out the beautiful Marina & take a brisk freshening walk along the coast past The Grand Hotel!
Toots: The Malahide Road Train- fancy a whistle-stop tour of Malahide Village then Toots is your man! The Train stops at a few different locations – Malahide Train Station (DART), The library in the village and the beach carpark and drops off at Malahide Castle. With Live commentary and even a sing song from time to time- this is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy!