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
Castle Whiskey Tasting Experience
Enjoy a fun and informative experience at Malahide Castle taking in the castle’s fascinating history followed by a fun comparative whiskey tasting session!Full Story
Can you help restore peace at Malahide Castle through a series of fun challenges? We must save our resident ghost from the claws of Salem.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 email@example.comFull Story
"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."