30 paintings on loan from the National Gallery of Ireland
This is the most important collections of Jacobite portraits in their original setting – all are connected to the Talbot family of Malahide.
Receiving over 100,000 visitors from home and abroad each year, The Great Hall is an integral attraction for visitors.
Malahide Castle, and The Great Hall have played an important role throughout Irish history, surviving The Battle of the Boyne and penal laws. The Castle also offered military services during World War One where it was a mooring base for airships. Throughout history, The Great Hall would have held feasts and banquets for Lords and dignitaries and today, is a rare example of a Gaelic feasting room.
Today, the hall is home to one of the most important collections of Jacobite portraits, displayed in their original setting, and includes 31 portraits acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland.
The Great Hall at Malahide Castle is a hugely significant in Irish history, providing us with a rare example of a Gaelic feasting room.
The magnificent medieval castle has a 800 year history dating back to 1174.