As the road from Dublin City passes Malahide Castle Demesne, the rural and meandering tree-lined route leaves the city far behind. After passing the Red Brick School and thatched Marino Cottage, up over the old hump-backed railway bridge, Malahide opens out in front of you, the tall spire of St. Sylvester's Church dominating the low-lying buildings of the traditional village below.
In Malahide there is something for everyone, shoppers, sports fanatics, day trippers and holiday makers, the picturesque village boasts a wide array of retail destinations and services including fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, florists, restaurants, cafes and two small shopping centres.
Traditional shopfronts and several cobble-lock side streets give the village an intimate and welcoming feel. There are a broad range of pubs and restaurants to take you well into the night and a wide range of leisure and sports activities to get you up in the morning.
Malahide’s substantial marina is accessible from an attractive promenade, beginning at Village Green. Walking in the opposite direction will take you to Malahide’s long, sandy beach. Surrounding the town are the protected grounds of Malahide Castle, with botanic gardens, sports pitches and a children’s playground, land which was once the private estate of Baron Talbot.