Things To Do In Malahide
Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of parkland in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles. A feature of Demense is the Talbot Botanic Garden. Visitors can expect an enhanced visitor experience on entering the castle, including a new Talbot Family Exhibition and interpretation area on the ground floor of the castle, friendly and experienced guides – offering guided tours in different languages. In the old castle courtyard visitors can expect a brand new visitor centre where tickets can be bought for guided & audio tours of the castle & gardens. The stunning walled gardens will also be opened to the public for the first time- allowing visitors to ramble around at their own pace.
Sitting just inside the sheltered broad meadow estuary, Malahide Marina is the ideal location from which to enjoy sailing the waters of the Irish Sea. This seaside village is
the jewel in the crown of this scenic stretch of Ireland’s magnificent eastern coastline. There are 350 fully serviced berths in the Marina, located in a well-protected inlet, and vessels of up to 75m can be accommodated. On the marina itself, Geisha Restaurant (Thai and Asian fusion), with a 280-seater bar and restaurant is ideal for groups with sailing activities in mind. Dublin International Oscar Taylor’s restaurant provides top value cuisine in a very relaxing informal atmosphere. Their renowned selection of steaks, seafood, chicken and vegetarian dishes are delicious and appealing to all. The airport is a mere four miles from the marina.
Oscar Taylor’s Restaurant
Oscar Taylor’s restaurant provides top value cuisine in a very relaxing informal atmosphere. Their renowned selection of steaks, seafood, chicken and vegetarian dishes are delicious and appealing to all. Oscar Taylor’s is one of the most popular eating establishments in the Fingal and Malahide area. With a seating capacity of 170, it is the most spacious, with more than ample room for the discerning diner.
Grab a pint in Gibney’s
Nestled in the gorgeous seaside town of Malahide, Gibney’s celebrates the spirit of the Irish pub; a local mixing pot and social hub. Patrons of all ages and backgrounds gather here
to enjoy hearty fare, a cold pint, live music, sporting events, or to simply savour the warm hospitality and friendly banter.
Café Provence for breakfast
Café Provence is a family-run business, established in 2002 by Lucy and Simon Higgins. Cafe Provence is situated in the heart of Malahide village and during the day, it is a great place to have breakfast, a delicious lunch or a coffee and scone. From 5pm, they offer early evening, early bird and a la carte menus.
Malahide has a 2km beach which, following an attractive coastal walk, leads into the neighbouring Portmarnock beach. This beach is lifeguarded during the summer months and has facilities for the disabled. Malahide Beach is also good for a sit down. It offers a lovely vista out to Lambay Island, Howth and Ireland’s Eye, depending on how far you walk, that is.
Irish Centre for Cycling
Irish Centre for Cycling is a dedicated professional cycle service that specialises in providing Cycle Hire, Cycle Tourism, Cycle Training, and quality equipment. Delivering more of a cycling experience than simply a bike rental business. Located in the picturesque grounds of the historic Malahide Castle in North County Dublin, Irish Centre for Cycling provides a dedicated professional cycling service, setting a new standard of cycling facilities in Ireland. From first contact, customers will recognise that they are dealing with trained professionals who know and love their business. Choose from a fleet of 300+ Giant bikes – all new stock. Giant are the world’s leading brand for quality and safety. The fleet comprises traditional comfort style rental bikes, a wide variety of 24 speed hybrids and full-on lightweight road bikes for the more competitive cyclists. All sizes of children’s bikes, along with chariot trailers and tag-along bikes are also available. – including bike racks for the car.
Malahide Market is held every Saturday in Malahide, from 2pm-6pm.With over 20 stalls of quality products at great value, Malahide Farmers Market is worth a visit on a Saturday afternoon. Shoppers will be able to buy fresh local produce and goods such as fruit and vegetables, cakes, cheese and jams, direct from the growers, farmers and producers. They also support local crafts, artists, and businesses with a wide range of stalls with something for everyone.