The Malahide Castle and Gardens offer a beautiful portrait of rural Ireland, the oldest structures on this marvellous 260 acre estate a window into how life proceeded in the country ages ago. The principle seat of the famed Talbot family for eight hundred years, Malahide Castle stood through ages of Ireland, wherein much change and upheaval occurred. Eventually the family sold the castle to Ireland’s government, who set about renovating it into the place we see today. Family heirlooms and artefacts from across the centuries act as illustrative examples of how Ireland’s upper classes lived through the centuries.
With guided tours around Malahide Castle departing daily, absorbing the history and beauty of the structure and its ornate dining and sitting rooms was never easier. The associated botanical gardens are nestled just behind the visitor’s centre, meaning those stopping by can attend the made-for-purpose exhibition and peruse the multitude of plants gathered by Lord Milo Taylor, an enthused botanist who spent years travelling the world to assemble his own delightful garden.
|Malahide Castle and Demesne, Dublin Road, Malahide, County Dublin, K36 C432, Ireland.
|+353 1 816 9538