Butterfly House

Prepare for your heart to flutter as you experience the only Butterfly House in the Republic of Ireland.

Step inside the Cambridge Glasshouse in the Walled Garden and you’re in the domain of the most colourful creatures on earth. Watch them fly among tropical plants and spot their individual traits and markings. With over 20 species of butterfly housed at Malahide, it’s a paradise for both amateur enthusiasts and experienced lepidopterists!
Use your visit to brush up on your knowledge and learn all about the lifecycle of these fascinating pollinators. Remember to pick up a leaflet at the Admissions Desk to help you identify the various species.   
Your castle tour ticket includes entry to the Butterfly House. Gardens tickets, which include entry to the Butterfly House, are also available separately.

The Butterfly House is open all year around from 9:30am. Last entry is at 4:30pm. ​

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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...