Malahide Castle is one of the most popular visitor atractions in the whole of Ireland. The castle is
run by Fingal County Council. It was built by Sir Richard De Tolbot around 1200 and added to over the centures into the imposing
architural achievement it is today. The castle houses part of the National Portrait Collection in it's great hall. The grounds
are open to members of the public from 9.00am. to 9.00pm every day.
January To December Mon. Sat. 10.00 - 5.00pm
Apr. To September Sun. And Holidays 10.00 am - 6.00pm
Oct. To March Sunday And Holidays 11.00am - 5.00pm
Closed For Lunch 12.45 - 2.00pm
Malahide castle is 8 miles from Dublin City, bus from city 42.
Train or Dart from Connolly Station
Bus 102 from Swords.
There's a large play ground for children to the right of the castle. Malahide Cricket club is also on the grounds. There's
a small pitch and put golf course near the Malahide Town side.
How To Get There.
Train from Connolly Station on Amien Street.
The train will leave you almost oppisite the grounds of the castle.
The 42 bus leaves from Eden Quay. Get off at Malahide Main Street. The grounds are across the bridge oppisite the Church.
Malahide is one of the most sought after locations in Dublin. It's a seaside town that attracts many thousands of visitors
from Ireland and futher afield every year. The town has hugh historical heritage and is a hub of social and leisure activities
and has in the past been an overall winner of the tidy towns compition. Like many Irish towns Malahide has plenty of pubs
and restaurants to satisfy your appetite. Pubs in the heart of the town include Gibneys, Smiths and Duffy's. Malahide grounds
are just across the road from the train and dart station, other things besides pubs are a tennis club and a short walk along
the coast road is Malahide Beach.
4 cars were broken into at Malahide Castle over the weekend.
The windows were smashed and valuables
taken. They thieves also
managed to break into the boot of the cars, easy enough to pop
the boot when inside the car
so there's little point in hiding
you stuff in the boot. Malahide Castle car park is regularly
targeted by these ''Low
Life'' robbers. The castle is the most
visited attraction in the whole of Fingal. The council recently
€10,000,000 on a restoration job that included a new
Avoca shop and cafe. With this level of investment it's
wonder Fingal County Council don't provide adequate security
for visitors. The only security visible is a park ranger sitting
a small van reading the Daily Star. These men have no training
in security. What's required are ''Bouncer Type'' security
in each of the 2 car parks, at least if they spot thieves they'll know
how to handle the situation. It's
time Fingal Co. Co. got the finger out
and start protecting it's biggest investment in the county.