Activities and educational experiences for all ages
Explore the 800-year-old castle with a guided tour designed especially for Junior/Senior Cycle students. See the rooms where the Lords and Ladies of Malahide lived for hundreds of years, hear tales of battles and banquets, discover the collection of artwork on loan from the National Gallery of Ireland and gain a thrilling insight into the privileged life of the Irish nobility over centuries.
In the gardens, explore the rare plant specimens in the Walled Garden or see how many different species of butterfly your students can spot in the only Butterfly House in the Republic of Ireland.
Finish the day with teambuilding and group activities in the shadow of the castle on our beautiful West Lawn.
Engaging for a wide variety of age groups, our school tours include:
Just 15 minutes by coach from Malahide, the 300-year-old Georgian villa at Newbridge offers a range of educational opportunities and tailored tours.
Tailored Castle Tour & Gardens (2 hours)
Specialist tours covering various elements of the Junior and Senior Cycle art and history curriculum, including unlimited access to Malahide Gardens and Butterfly House.
Cost per pupil: €7
Transition Year Teambuilding Day (4 hours)
Tailored tour of Malahide Castle, unlimited access to the gardens and Butterfly House, and organised teambuilding activities including human foosball, airball target archery, bouldering wall and wrecking ball.
Cost per pupil: €23 (min. 15 students required)
All tour times include an hour-long break for lunch and snacks.
Book Your School Tour
For all the information on our school tours, download this PDF or get in touch with the dedicated Shannon Heritage Reservations Team on 061 711 222.
If you are interested in tailoring a tour for your students, get in touch! We're always happy to work with schools to create a tour that works best for you.
Please note: final numbers for all tours must be confirmed three days in advance of the tour date. Cancellations or changes made after this point will be non-refundable. Although we will endeavour to accommodate late arrivals, this may not always be possible and we ask schools to arrive on time for their allocated slots.