Castle is set on 250 acres of park land beside the picturesque fishing village of Malahide.
The Talbot family lived at Malahide Castle from 1185 to 1973, when the last 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, where portraits
of generations of the family tell their own story of Ireland's stormy history.
Many additions and alterations have been made to this romantic and beautiful
structure, but the contours of the surrounding parklands have changed little in 800 years, retaining a sense of the past.
Within the visitor centre in the courtyard, a new interpretation and exhibition area
tells visitors the story of the walled gardens as seen through the eyes of 'Lord Milo Talbot',
the creator of the gardens and grounds as seen today.
"From the moment we met Michael just outside our hotel in Dublin, we were whisked away
onto a magical adventure into Irish history. Michael was extremely knowledgeable, and
tailored the day tour around our interests"
"Our day with Michael was the highlight of our two week stay in Ireland"
"Michael was an outstanding tour guide with a deep knowledge of the area and its history"
"Michael picked us up from our hotel and treated us to a perfect day
with historic sites, celtic crosses, beautiful Manor houses and gardens. A very full and