Talbot Botanic Gardens
Malahide Castle has long been associated with ornamental gardening. Over seven hectares of shrubbery, and a Walled Garden of nearly two hectares, are mainly the creation of Lord Milo Talbot de Malahide, whose family had lived at the estate for 800 years until his death in 1973. Lord Milo Talbot had travelled the world and brought home exotic plants from many countries, including Australia and Chile. Visitors follow a path through the gardens, which gives them the best view of this impressive botanic garden.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Castle & gardens open daily, 9.30-5.30 (last tour 4.30 or Nov-Mar 3.30). Closed 24-26 Dec. Check current opening times.
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About The area
It is often visited on a weekend trip, but rushing around is not the best way to experience Dublin. When Ireland joined the European Union, an economic boom began that flourished in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years of the 1990s – fashion, the arts, food and Irish culture all blossomed, turning Dublin into one of the world’s hottest city destinations. Its transformation has continued into the 21st century with a technology boom.
There is something very special about this small city with its split personality – exhilarating and chic on one side but traditional, with an older generation still hanging on to pre-EU values, on the other.
One of the city’s irresistible charms is its welcoming people; so take time to relax in the pubs and cafes while absorbing the craic that is synonymous with the Irish. Slide away from the touristy themed pubs to discover the real heart of Dublin in its less well known taverns and in conversation with the locals.
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