Visiting Malahide

Visiting Malahide

Situated along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Dublin Bay, Malahide is host to some of Ireland’s finest amenities. At the heart of this picturesque town is Malahide Castle, set in 250 acres of beautiful parkland, the Castle is one of Dublin’s foremost visitor attractions.

As well as its stunning location and superb amenities, Malahide is home to many world class restaurants and famous pubs. With every taste catered for, Malahide is unsurpassed as a dining destination. The town has excellent accommodation, conference and hotel facilities and has hosted many prestigious events. The village is a hub of retail activity with a great range of shopping opportunities, including many individually owned and unique shops.

A well established yacht club and a 300 berth marina makes Malahide a popular destination for visiting yachts from Ireland and overseas. The sheltered Broadmeadow Water estuary is ideal for dinghy sailing and windsurfing.

Getting to Malahide

Malahide boasts an excellent infrastructure and is easily accessible by car, taxi, commuter rail (DART) and inter-city rail.

By Car

From Dublin Airport

From Dublin Airport: proceed straight onto the M1/N1. Take the Malahide exit onto the N32 for 4km. At the Malahide Road roundabout, turn left onto the Malahide Road, R107, and drive 5km to Malahide. Click here for directions

Taxis from Dublin Airport

Exit the main exterior door of the Arrivals Hall in Dublin Airport and turn right and walk 100 meters to the Taxi Rank. Current fares from Dublin Airport to the centre of Malahide should be approx. €20 (Nov ’10).

From City Centre

From O’Connell Bridge heading north, turn right onto the Quays turning left at Liberty Hall, joining to Amien Street. At Fairview stay left and turn on to the Malahide Road, R107, after passing below the pedestrian bridge. Follow this road for 10km to Malahide. Click here for directions

Taxis from Dublin City

There are 72 Taxi Ranks located around Dublin City Centre and suburbs. These run 24 hours a day, though the frequency of cabs will depend on the time of day, how busy the area is, and how close it is to the city

From M50

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From M1

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By Public Transport

Malahide has great bus and rail links, see the timetables and locations details below. Both bus and rail services terminate in the town centre.

102 Bus Timetable

42 Bus Timetable

32 Bus Timetable

DART Timetable

Malahide By Boat

The entrance to the estuary is well marked. Boats should proceed to the Fairway Buoy (approximate position Lat. 53 27 101, Long. 06 06 811) and then proceed up the channel passing between the buoys leaving them to the appropriate side, up to the Marina entrance.

Three red and three green perch marks run from the safe water mark to just before the narrowing of the beaches. From there to the marina entrance, the channel is marked by three sets of buoys, bringing the total number of marks to six port and six starboard, marking the channel. Statutory sanction was received from Irish lights for these lights; each light has a different characteristic.

As a rule of thumb and for guidance only, the depth at the Fairway Buoy is approximately 2 meters deeper than the shallowest point in the channel.

Malahide Marina


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