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.
GARDENS & BUTTERFLY HOUSE
Discover exotic plants, green space and natural beautySet on 260 acres of parkland, the gardens and Butterfly House at Malahide Castle are a tranquil retreat just minutes away from Dublin city centre and airport. Discover 5,000 plant varieties from around the world, wood carvings and fairy trails with perfect picnic-ing spots and much more during your visit. Malahide Gardens are open from 9.30am, with last entry at 4.30pm year round. Tickets can be purchased online or on arrival at the visitor centre at Malahide Castle. FIND OUT MORE
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).
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.
NEWS & EVENTS
Winners! – Team of the Year
Fingal Chamber Business Awards 2023 – Team of the Year The awards celebrate the extraordinary talent, ambition, innovation and success that drive economic growth and community prosperity in Fingal. The Malahide Marketing Team won and are so humbled. We’ve got a great bunch of people at Malahide Castle and Gardens. This award is for everyoneFull Story
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree – dedicated to children in marginalised communities this Christmas. Little Fitness, a North side organisation deliver a fitness and educational programme to children in emergency accommodation and marginalised communities. They work and support families in Homelessness. Malahide Castle and Gardens are incredibly proud to be supporting Little Fitness who give back toFull Story
Carols by Candlelight (SOLD OUT)
Tuneful, memorable, and magnificent – and back by popular demand Carols by Candlelight will take place at Avoca, Malahide and as always all proceeds going to a worthy cause. The mission of the Gavin Glynn Foundation is to assist families with all the logistics and financial aspects of travelling overseas for specialist cancer treatment notFull Story
Christmas Whiskey Special (SOLD OUT)
Enjoy a guided tour of Ireland’s beloved Malahide Castle. Then hear the story of Irish Whiskey and have a good old-fashioned!Full Story
Get ready to be dazzled by Ireland’s largest ever light show, as Wonderlights returns to Malahide Castle from November 10th – January 2nd.Full Story
The Christmas Experience at Malahide Castle
A magical Santa experience at Malahide Castle. Immerse yourself in the warmth and charm of the festive season as you journey through this historic castle, with its timeless beauty and traditional decorations.
Each family will meet an array of beloved characters, witness Mrs. Claus as she prepares for the most wonderful time of the year and of course enjoy a heartwarming encounter with the main man himself, Santa Claus.Full Story
Free Tours for Seniors
Free Tours for Senior individuals every first Wednesday of each month. Just show your ID to the Admissions Desk for free entry. Subject to availability and tours are based on a capacity basis. For peace of mind, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgFull Story
Castle Tour and Casino Model Railway special offer!
It’s the perfect combo! Enjoy 2 attraction visits in one Day Trip to Malahide. Available Monday to Friday.Full Story
I was honestly shocked at how much I enjoyed the Malahide Castle and Gardens. It is just minutes from the airport which is why we picked it for our first day in Ireland to try and stay awake after a long flight from the states. The gardens were stunning and the castle was a nice way to start our trip. Highly recommend, especially since you can enter the gardens for free and spend time acclimating your body to the time zone! Don't miss the restaurant! We had sweets and savory dishes for lunch on the patio and all enjoyed our food.