Malahide Dublin: An itinerary for the Mont Clare

Malahide is one of Dublin’s many suburbs. It’s located at the seaside and an attraction for many tourists or escape for locals.

It is easily reachable by DART. Every hour a train takes you there in no more than 30 minutes. Here are some reasons why we think it’s such a beautiful destination:


Since Malahide is a town situated right at the beach, it is obvious, that a walk along the beach is not to be missed. The Malahide – Portmarnhock coast walk  is 4 km long and offers wide paths for joggers and buggies. Enjoy the wonderful view at Dublin bay and if the weather is sunny, you might be able to dip your feet into the water.


An attraction, Malahide is known for is its beautiful castle. Hopping of the train, it’s just a small walk or if it’s raining, there is always a little castle wagon waiting to take people up. Parts of the castle date back to the 12th century and its grounds are divided over 270 acres. Right next to the castle, having been owned for centuries by the Talbot family, the Malahide Abbey is situated. However, the remains are nothing more than a shell.


These secret gardens are a particular draw for tourists, featuring walled gardens and a beautiful Victorian glass house. Gardeners take well care of the property, incorporating special flowers and plants into the land. Until the castle has been bought by the Irish state in the 20th century, this oasis had never been seen by anyone except the owners.


Malahide features many little restaurants for each taste. If looking for a fresh lunch, fine wines and great coffee you should visit Dylan’s. They make fine sandwiches and salads for every taste. For Italian lovers, Sale e Pepe is definitely recommended. We would opt for the seafood pasta. DELICIOUS.  If you’re really in for the full Irish experience, why don’t you go for a Fish &Chips at Seabank bistro.


The grounds of Malahide Castle feature a gift shop, the Avoca Café and a boutique themselves, located at the courtyard. Everything is sold from souvenirs to shirts, from cards to coffee. Local clothing shops such as Bianco, Lula Belle, florists, pharmacies and many more have found their ways here.

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