"Malahide - The Hidden Gem Of Dublin" Top 5 Page for this destination Malahide by Mikebb

Malahide Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 186 photos

Our 10 day visit to Ireland was coming to an end as we drove the 216km from Galway to Dublin to catch a flight to London the next day.

We chose to stay close to the airport to avoid the Dublin traffic and chose the Portmarnock/Malahide district only 10 minutes drive from the airport. With luck on our side we obtained good accommodation in beautiful Malahide.

Malahide appeared to be a retreat for the wealthy, either holiday makers or those who could afford to live there and commute to Dublin. Based around a safe waterway there is a large marina with modern luxury apartments overlooking the waterway.

The village atmosphere , the beautiful narrow streets with flower pots hanging from the apartment and shop walls makes you want to have your camera ready to capture every scene.

We arrived late afternoon and managed to walk around the town and waters edge , checking out the shops and restaurants and thinking where shall we dine tonight.

We walked past the church and train station into the huge parklands, including Rugby playing fields, gardens and cricket ground. We continued on to the majestic castle which overlooks the parklands, ruins of the old church and graveyard. There is much to see and do in Malahide, however we only had time to touch the surface.

  • Last visit to Malahide: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Malahide Castle looks fantastic! The Globe is pretty amazing too! The old Church ruins and graveyard looks spooky, but it is always interesting. Excellent page Mike!

    • Mikebb's Profile Photo
      Jan 17, 2015 at 7:48 PM

      Hi Dee, Thanks for visiting and ratings, we enjoyed this little town only 5 minutes drive from Dublin airport.

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    I would love to see the church ruins and graveyard. New Street looks really pretty. The Irish certainly love their flowers.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2009 at 7:56 PM

    See you have been busy with lots of new pages. This village is lovely, the Malahide Castle looks very impressive, and the brightly coloured homes should brighten up a wet Irish day!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Hi Mike, how are you doing, getting ready for another birthday!?Malahide Id hope to have been here myself by now but sadly not yet!10 yrs now since was last in Ireland!glad to see yr castle tip thanks.

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    I did not realize what we were missing in not taking the DART to Malahide though we loved Howth. Marg

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Nice page, Mike! As it turns out, I have made arrangements to visit Ireland in November (hopefully, I will make it to Thailand sometime in the future). I'm very much looking forward to my first ever trip to Ireland. Cheers, Bill

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2009 at 6:43 AM

    Wow, this is a fabulous page; thanks for the lovely photographs, the prcise narratives, and the positive enthusiasm. The castle, Bed and Breakfast, gardens, etc. are just delightful. A real "gem" indeed.

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Lovely page on Malahide, I really enjoyed the few hours we spent there. The B&B looks great, btw!

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Seems like a photographers paradise!

  • Mar 16, 2009 at 8:52 AM

    i like the Malahide Castle and the The Globe On The Velvet Coast tips and pictures


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