I started my Saturday with a little bit of laziness, but this stopped on the way to Malahide Castle. I was getting in the mood to visit this centennial place and the medieval stories.
When I got the Malahide area I saw so many trees, grass and green leaves it just looked like the autumn never started. At the end of the walk was the incredible castle! This place was the house of Talbot Family for more than 800 years. They came to Ireland to help shape the country history. The first one was Richard Talbot in 1174, he was a Norman Knight who came here from England with King Henry II. Through the years the family members fought in battles and received state leaders and international diplomats.
On tour, we can see some French influence in the architecture and decoration, also some rustics rooms. The name Malahide is thought to derive from the Gaelic words for the high point, mullah, and taoide, tide. One of the most curious information about the castle history is the name of the wall color painted in the guests living rooms, they bought pigments from Asia and mixed creating the Orange Malahide, the most original color!
In the Malahide lands, you can visit besides the castle, the garden and the botanical garden with some of the world’s rarest species of plants.
If you want to know a bit about the local history and how Dublin became this beautiful city visit, Malahide Castle!
Opening hours: 9:30 to 17:30
Tour: last tour at 16:30 (nov-mar at 15:30)
Price: Adult €12,50
Family is also available
Malahide, CO. Dublin http://www.malahidecastleandgardens.ir
01 816 9538
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