Malahide Castle and Gardens 6.51

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Malahide, North Co. Dublin

About Malahide Castle and Gardens

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Malahide Castle is re-opening on Monday 15th October offering visitors a new and enhanced visitor experience, incorporating new visitor centre, interactive exhibition areas and walled botanical garden.

Some history of the Castle and Gardens:
In 1185 Henry II of England granted 600 acres of land in Malahide to Richard Talbot. Malahide Castle was the home of the Talbot family until 1976 when the estate was sold to Fingal County Council.

The castle was originally a Norman Tower House until the last quarter of the 18th century when it was extended and castellated.

The remarkable apartments have not been modernised. The principal rooms are the Oak Room, the Great Hall, the two Drawing Rooms, the Library, the Nursery and the Bedrooms which are furnished with period furniture. There is also a fine Portrait collection.

The 5th Lord Richard Talbot married Emily, great grand daughter of James Boswell, biographer of Dr. Johnson and the contents of the Boswell house came to Malahide in 1914. Among the items was the famous cabinet in which the world celebrated Boswell papers were discovered.

The Gardens were created by Lord Milo Talbot after 1948, and display almost 5,000 species in its plant collection, including a fine collection of Australasian and Chilean plants, the most important collection of its type after Kew Gardens in London.

The opening hours for Malahide Demesne are as follows:

January: 8am - 5pm
February: 8am - 6pm
March: 8am - 6pm
April: 8am - 8pm
May: 8am - 9pm
June: 8am - 9pm
July: 8am - 9pm
August: 8am - 9pm
September: 8am - 8pm
October: 8am - 7pm
November: 8am - 5pm
December: 8am - 5pm

Getting There:
* The Park is situated within easy walking distance of the centre of Malahide Village.
* By Car: Signposted from the M1/N1 Dublin-Belfast and from the main Dublin to Malahide road.
* By Bus: Bus 42 from Talbot Street in Dublin city centre.
* By Train: Just a short walk from Malahide Train Station on the main line from Dublin to Drogheda/Dundalk.

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