Update March 2012
This former tourist attraction is now going to be housed by Dublin Bus in Bus Aras Dublin. There was recent
donation by a local man of €1.5 million on the understanding that the model railway is left in Malahide. The money was
to go to the refurbishing of Casino Marino. It now looks like this debate will go on, an on. The local council have now washed
their hands on this one.
Update July 2012. The latest opening date for Avoca in The Castle is October 2012.
The shop is now open. It opened on the 15 October. The gardens around the castle are
also opened to the public. The price to see the castle and gardens is €12.00. The cost of the whole project was €10.5
million which was paid for by The Irish Tax Payer with a contribution from the tourist board which is also funded by the state.