Located on a scenic stretch of the CountyDublin coastline, the historical seaside town of Malahideboasts glorious views over the Irish Sea. Known locally as ‘The Village’ Malahidehas a keen culture of shops, top class restaurants and ancient Gaelic heritage,all situated close to the lovely Georgian townhouses that litter its historiccentre.
Seeking some local history? You could pay a visitto MalahideCastle, which dates back to the 12th century and islocated in some stunning parkland. You can also explore the marina, head outshopping, book a guided trip to the nearby Lambay Island or even hit the localcasino. With so much to offer, Malahide promises anunforgettable seaside break for every kind of visitor.
History in MalahideMalahide’s earlyhistory dates back to the 8th century with the arrival of theVikings. The Vikings were ousted in the 12th century. The town becameconnected with the Talbot family who lived in what is now the heritage attractionof Malahide Castle. Industry thrived and with thecoming of the Georgian era, the town became a popular seaside resort, which itstill is today.
Paya Visit to Malahide CastleMalahideCastle, situated just south of the centre is an impressive fortificationcomplete with imposing stone turrets. Parts of it date all the way back to the12th century. While you must pay to tour the inside of the castle,its beautiful gardens are free of charge and an excellent example of in-tact 18thcentury landscaping. The castle’s green grounds and the nearby rustic woodland aregreat spots for a summer picnic.
Shopping in MalahideIf you like to mix heritage with modern culture,you might want to pay a visit to Malahide’sGeorgian centre. Here you can explore a series of restaurants and bars, as wellas a range of shops from fashionable boutiques and beauty parlours to more well-knownhigh street names. The town even has a small mall. A must for any retail aficionado,why not treat yourself to a souvenir in Malahide’spicturesque historic centre?
Head to Malahide MarinaMalahide Marina is alovely backdrop to the seaside eateries and bars. Here you can charter a boator book a guided tour to Lambay Island, about 2.5 miles off the coast. Theisland is home to a selection of wildlife such as birds, cattle, deer and –believe it or not – wallabies! These unusual Antipodean inhabitants wereintroduced in the 1980s after their habitat at Dublin Zoo became overcrowded. Theynow thrive here. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to spot one.
Sports in MalahideRugby, football, basketball, cricket, hockey andsailing all have a home in Malahide. With Gaelicsports and golf also on the agenda, why not get involved? Malahide’s18-hole golf course is set in luxuriant parkland and its especially difficult 17thhole attracts golfers from all over Ireland. What better way to make the bestof Ireland’s striking landscape than with a club in your hand?
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