Malahide Castle and Gardens – Events

Malahide Castle and Gardens Events.  This family attraction in North County Dublin, is a great place for a family fun day out, with a variety of things to do and see which should keep kids and adults alike entertained.

Set on 260 acres of lush parkland in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, the castle and grounds are one of the most popular attractions in Dublin.

Summer 2024 News

The Grand Unveiling of the Reimagined Faily Trail

Malahide Castle and Gardens Unveils the Enchanting Reimagined Fairy Trail, Sparking Imagination and Family Fun.

They are thrilled to announce the grand unveiling of the Reimagined Fairy Trail, an immersive experience designed to ignite children’s imaginations and create lasting family memories.

A Journey Through Whimsy –

Meander along winding pathways adorned with shimmering dewdrops and colourful blooms. Discover miniature houses nestled amongst ancient trees, each a charming abode for playful fairies. Peek through whimsical windows and spy on the fairy folk, creating a sense of connection with these mythical creatures – truly a place where magic and mythology come alive amidst protected tree species and natural beauty.

Discover a captivating blend of Irish legends and local folklore woven into a brand-new story that unfolds along the trail. Designed with utmost respect for the environment, their trail minimizes impact while maximizing exploration and engagement for all participants. Every visitor, regardless of age or ability, can embark on this journey of discovery. Wheelchair and stroller access are seamlessly integrated, ensuring that everyone can participate fully in the wonder of Malahide’s natural beauty and folklore.

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Embark on a journey that combines adventure with education, featuring an interactive trail-style activity book that pays homage to the Fairy Queen herself, Una. Delight in discovering fairy classrooms where learning meets enchantment, fostering curiosity and understanding of our natural world. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, immerse yourself in a trail that encourages environmental stewardship and invites everyone to experience the wonder of Malahide’s magical trail.

Join them on the Malahide Fairy Trail—a sanctuary where adventure meets education, and where the magic of fairy tales blends harmoniously with environmental stewardship. Discover a place where each footstep tells a story and where the spirit of the land invites you to explore, learn, and connect with nature in meaningful ways.

Step into the enchanting world of the newly updated Malahide Castle Fairy Trail, designed to enrich your visit while preserving the natural beauty of Malahide Gardens. This family-friendly adventure promotes outdoor exploration and environmental engagement through a self-guided experience. Participants use an interactive trail booklet to solve clues and uncover the hidden heritage of Malahide Castle, with opportunities to win rewards. Stay updated through our social media channels for trail highlights and visitor stories, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the magic.

The trail aims to increase awareness of the local culture surrounding Malahide Castle while supporting its sustainability goals. It offers accessibility features for all visitors, including wheelchair and stroller access, with regular maintenance to ensure the trail is pristine for all future explorers.

Book on line for the enchanted Reimagined Fairy Trail here

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Getting to Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle and Gardens is located a 10 minute drive from Dublin Airport and a 25 minute drive from Dublin city centre. Ample free parking is available on-site.

There are plenty of public transport options available. Dublin Bus routes 32 and 42 connect Dublin city center with Malahide Village, a ten minute walk from the castle. There is also a direct bus from Dublin Airport to Malahide on route number 102. The DART, Dublin’s rail network, serves Malahide from a number of city centre stations.

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