Malahide Castle & Gardens
Malahide Castle is a beautiful medieval castle built by the Talbot family back in 1175. On 260 acres, it is one of the oldest castles in Ireland.
The Talbots, an English family who held the titles of Earls of Shrewsbury, arrived in England during the Norman invasion with William the Conqueror. The French origin of the name was Tailbois or Talebot, as they had been Barons of Cleuville in Normandy before their arrival in England. Their name is thought to be first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
The castle’s interior is filled with 19th-century furniture, ancient fireplaces, Italian Marble, and an extensive collection of Irish portraits. It’s best to take a guided tour so you can learn more interesting details if interested.