Malahide Castle and Demesne, County Dublin
Malahide Castle is one of the oldest and most historic castles in Ireland. From 1185 until 1975, it was the home of the Talbot family. This was a remarkable tenure by a single family and is one of the longest in Ireland. Malahide Castle with its 800 year old family history is haunted with many unseen and unknown spirits and their presence is felt in every room. Many historic castles and houses have one ghost, some have two or three, but Malahide Castle has five!
A visit to Malahide Castle is so much more than just a tour; it is an engaging and truly memorable experience and is guaranteed to be the highlight of your visit to Dublin. Malahide Castle Audio Guides offer users a unique opportunity to explore this 800 year old Dublin Castle. The guide takes you through the castle and recounts many of the interesting tales associated with it. Audio tours are available in multiple languages with written translations also available.
Malahide Demesne Regional Park covers an area of 109 ha. or 270 acres. The park was in the ownership of the Talbot Family in an almost unbroken line between the years 1185 and 1975 when the park was bought by Dublin County Council. The parkland is a good example of an eighteenth century landscape park with perimeter woodland belt surrounding extensive lawns.
Visitor facilities include a Craft Shop, Restaurant and Tearooms.
The Park also includes a Children's Playground, nine hole par three Golf Course, 18 hole pitch and Putt Course, Sports Pitches, Tennis Courts and Cricket Pitch, an exercise trail and a boules area.
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