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Malahide Castle, Dublin county, Ireland photo
Malahide Castle, Dublin county

Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly eight hundred years. The Talbot family lived here from 1185 to 1973, when the last Lord Talbot died.

The house is furnished with beautiful period furniture together with an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings, mainly from the National Gallery. The history of the Talbot family is recorded in the Great Hall, with portraits of generations of the family telling their own story of Ireland's stormy history. One of the more poignant legends concerns the morning of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, when fourteen members of the family breakfasted together in this room, never to return, as all were dead by nightfall.

Private banquets are held in our medieval great Hall for 30-76 persons. Tours are available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish and Japanese. Facilities include a craft shop and restaurant. Coach, bus and car parking is available.

An important feature of Malahide Castle Demesne is the beautiful Talbot Botanic Gardens. The gardens, as they exist today, were largely created by Lord Milo Talbot between 1948 and 1973. They cover an area of between 7 and 8 hectares of shrubbery and 1.5 hectares of walled gardens.

SOURCE: Courtesy of Tourism Ireland.



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