Carols by Candlelight

Malahide Castle and Avoca are bringing back Carols by Candlelight on Thursday 8th Dec.

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Third Day Choral and Fingal Gospel Choir will be performing and getting us all in a festive state of mind.

Enjoy a mince pie and a mulled wine and listen to glorious yuletide strains. You will be guaranteed to be carried upwards on a sleigh of sound to a happy place. There are some amazing raffle prizes and all for such a worthy cause.

You will leave on a high –  Tis the season!

Plenty of time for retail therapy afterwards as the shop will remain open late for all ticket holders

Tickets cost €12

Avoca and Malahide Castle are very proud to work with Wicklow-based charity The Gavin Glynn Foundation, Avoca’s new charity partners. The Gavin Glynn Foundation helps families of children battling cancer to travel overseas for treatment not available in Ireland, and believes that all children with cancer deserve the best care, wherever in the world that might be.

The foundation was established when 18 month old Gavin Glynn was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After extensive chemotherapy here in Ireland, due to his very young age Gavin had to be taken to Switzerland where they specialise in the precision radiation treatment he needed. Gavin’s family had to move to Switzerland for over two months, with friends and family of the Glynn’s raising over €16,000 to cover the cost of the travel and treatment for Gavin.

Tragically, Gavin passed away in 2014 at the age of four, after heroically battling cancer for over two years. Gavin went through several rounds of treatment and tests in Ireland, Switzerland, Holland and the United States. The Glynns set up the foundation in his name to help other families of children with cancer, and to encourage them to never give up hope.

Shining a light on a very worthy cause

We are immensely proud to support this incredible cause, and to raise money and awareness in order to help families of children with cancer have access to the very best care across the world. Our in-house design team have created a beautiful candle as an exclusive charity product, with the entirety of the proceeds going directly to the Gavin Glynn Foundation.

The candle is extra large in size with a double wick and is delicately scented with sandalwood. A perfect gift this Christmas for a friend, colleague or family member, we hope this candle will help to shine a light on a very worthy cause.

The candle will soon be available to buy across all of Avoca stores and websites for €29.95, with all proceeds being donated to The Gavin Glynn Foundation.

To secure your ticket visit:


Click into Carols by Candlelight and claim your spot. 


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), Newbridge House and Farm and The Casino Model Railway Museum