What to expect at the Malahide Castle visit?

Written by Brian Leonard on January 17, 2020

The magnificent medieval castle with a dramatic 800-year heritage.

If you’re coming to Ireland and you’re interested in rich history then you should visit Malahide Castle which is a magnificent 12th Century Castle set on 250 acres of parkland. It is located along the beautiful north Dublin coast, close to the picturesque seaside village of Malahide. Get your cameras ready!

The castle is furnished with period furniture and an extensive collection of Irish portraits. You can take part in a guided tour through the many rooms and learn about his historic building. After the tour of the castle interiors, don’t leave before you’ve walked around the beautiful 4 acres Walled Gardens!

 

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Things to see:

Castle Rooms Tour

There are four main rooms open to the public at the Malahide Castle. One of them is the Oak Room, which is paneled in wood with carved panels depicting scenes from the scriptures, including Adam and Eve. The other rooms are the Temptation and the Expulsion; as well as the Small and Great Drawing Rooms which are considered some of the finest examples of mid-Georgian rooms in Ireland, featuring the transitional character rococo to neoclassical. The Great Hall is the fourth impressive room which was refashioned around 1825 and include period joinery and fireplaces, with a frieze of carvings dating back to the 16th and 17th century.

Exhibition

During the exhibition, you will be able to learn about the Talbot family from their English aristocratic origins to their involvement in some of Ireland’s key historic events. From the ghosts they’ve left behind, to their role in the Battle of the Boyne in the 17th century, you can discover their timeline through this engaging and interactive exhibition to accompany their main achievement – Malahide Castle.

Walled Garden

A treasure trove of exotic flora, the Walled Garden started life as a kitchen garden to cultivate fruit and vegetables over 200 years ago. Popular all year round, there’s something new to discover and admire here every season. As you walk down winding stone paths, find Isobel Talbot’s pond, the blooming Rose Garden and the famous Victorian Conservatory. You can’t miss the grass parterre; a mesmerizing maze of gravel and grass inspired by the intricate carvings on the Oak Room wood paneling.

The Walled Garden at Malahide Castle is also home to the only Butterfly House in the Republic of Ireland.

 

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Thinking of doing the tour, then book with us!

Book your tickets here today and save 15% in January 2020!