The magnificent medieval castle with a dramatic 800 year heritage

Generations of the Talbot family have called Malahide Castle home. Hear their stories, explore the private rooms and collections, and discover the central part this castle played in Irish political and social life on a guided tour. 

The private gardens including the Butterfly House and Fairy Trail along with guided tours of Malahide Castle are closed  in accordance with Government guidelines until further notice. The public park, playground and carparks will remain open. Avoca Foodhall will be open for takeaways only.  We  will update you as soon as possible. In the meantime please stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors safely


Full of magic and fun, our interactive Fairy Trail is perfect for kids of all ages

Family friendly in every sense of the word, the Fairy Trail is an enchanting experience in the wooded West Lawn. With fun sculptures, fairy houses and lots of other hidden gems to find, little visitors are invited to use the interactive booklet to solve clues and answer questions on their way around the trail.

Entry to the Fairy Trail is included in castle and garden tickets. Fairy Trail Only tickets also available. Open from 9.30am, with last entry at 4.30pm in summer (April-October) and 3.00pm in winter (November-March). 



Education and Corporate

The perfect venue for memorable school tours and corporate events

Discover our range of primary school tour packages, secondary school educational experiences, meeting rooms spaces and corporate and private event options. With a host of memorable locations available, our bespoke events are unlike any other.

Located just minutes from Dublin city centre and airport, and just off the M1 motorway, we are easy to find and to reach by car, coach and public transport.



Just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport and 25 minutes from Dublin city centre

Open daily from 9.30am, there are lots of public transport options available to get you to Malahide Castle from Dublin city centre and plenty of free parking on-site if you bring the car. Take the bus or train from Dublin city to Malahide village. The castle is only a ten minute walk away.


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"This was a short drive from Dublin. The castle history and grounds were wonderful. But it is really the gardens that is amazing. Botanicals from all over the world. Some unusual and some familiar but very nicely arranged to compliment each other."

Joie A, July 2016



Enjoy a gift of magic and adventure with our Annual Membership Pass

Offering cardholders unlimited access to Malahide Castle and Gardens (including the Butterfly House and Fairy Trail) and Newbridge House and Farm, our new Annual Membership Pass makes light work of great days out for all the family!

Members can also enjoy a 10% discount on entry to other Shannon Heritage properties, 10% off in the Malahide and Newbridge gift shops, and much more...