Malahide Castle

Address: Malahide Co Dublin, approximately a 25 minutes walk form the DART station

How far back can you catalogue your family tree?  Malahide Castle and Gardens is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic 12th century castle has been home to the Talbot family for over 800 years.

Here groups can explore the history of Malahide Castle and Gardens by looking at the lives, experiences and adventures of the Talbot Family. Groups are invited to see Malahide Castle and Gardens through the eyes of Isabel and Richard, James and Joyce, Milo and Rose.

Malahide Castle is steeped in history and has many fascinating stories of the descendants who lived here. A brand new interactive exhibition area is located on the ground floor of the castle, upon entering visitors will enjoy meandering their way around the exhibition where the history of the Talbot Family is retold, not forgetting their ghostly residents,  before embarking on a guided tour throughout the reception rooms of this magnificent landmark!

In this exhibition they focus on key family members and share some very personal glimpses of life in the castle; and an understanding of how the Talbot legacy impacted on all who have lived and visited here.

Opening Times

Malahide Castle & Gardens is open daily from 09.30 – 17.30.
The last guided tour of the castle is at 16.30 (Apr-Oct) or 15.30 (Nov-Mar).

Duration of visit

The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes, but visitors should allow time to enjoy the parklands at Malahide Castle. All tours are conducted by an English speaking guide.