Free entry to Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle


Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to Malahide Castle & Gardens
Normal Price: Adult: €12.50 ; Child: €6.50

Visitors interested in Dublin’s rich history should visit Malahide Castle, a magnificent 12th Century Castle located along the beautiful north Dublin coast, close to the picturesque seaside village of Malahide. 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. Don’t leave before you’ve walked around the beautiful Walled Gardens, either!


  • 12th century castle with period furniture
  • 4 acre walled garden with exotic plants
  • Irish portraits from the National Gallery of Ireland

Did you know

- Malahide Castle played a central role in Medieval Irish history and has survived the Battle of the Boyne and the Penal Laws

- Malahide Castle was built by the Talbot family – whose name is first thought to be recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086

Things to see:

Castle Rooms Tour

The four main rooms open to the public are the Oak Room, which is panelled in wood with carved panels depicting scenes from the scriptures, including Adam and Eve, 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.


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

The Walled Garden is included free with the Dublin Pass so gardening enthusiasts can enjoy a walk among the 4 acres of manicured lawns and flower beds. Divided into different areas, visitors can also see the seven greenhouses including the Primula house to the Victorian Conservatory.

How to get there:

    Bus: 42

see the: full list of attractions included

April - October
Monday 09.30 - 16.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 16.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 16.30
Thursday 09.30 - 16.30
Friday 09.30 - 16.30
Saturday 09.30 - 16.30
Sunday 09.30 - 16.30
Last Admission: 16.00
November - March
Monday 09.30 - 16.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 16.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 16.00
Thursday 09.30 - 16.00
Friday 09.30 - 16.00
Saturday 09.30 - 16.00
Sunday 09.30 - 16.00
Last Admission: 15.30

Closed: 24th, 25th and 26th December

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Malahide. Co. Dublin


+353 1 816 9538