Malahide Castle & Gardens
How far back can you catalogue your family tree? Well at Malahide Castle and Gardens the history of the Talbot family dates back to as far as 1175 and is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic castle was home to the Talbot family for over 800 years.
Malahide Castle has a long and rich history and played a central role in Medieval Irish history. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century. The building was notably enlarged in the reign of Edward IV, and the towers added circa 1600-1650. The estate survived such losses as the Battle of the Boyne and the Penal Laws. It was home to the Talbot family for almost 800 years (1185 to 1975).
Open All year round*
- From 9.30am- 5.30pm Monday-Sunday
- Last guided tours of castle at 4.30pm or 3.30pm Nov-Mar
*Closed for Christmas on 24th, 25th, 26th December