Malahide (Irish: Mullach IDE ) is a prosperous coastal suburban town near Dublin city. It is administered by the Fingal County Council, previously part of County Dublin, Ireland. There are large residential areas in the south, west and northwest of the village.


The modern name Malahide can come from “Mullach idea” means “mountain IDE” or “IDE’s sand-hill”. It can also mean “Sand-hills of Hyde” (from Mullac h-IDE), probably referring to a Norman family from Donabate area. [2]According to the placenta Database of Ireland name Malahide is possibly derived from the Irish “Baile Átha Thid” means “city of Ford Thid”. [3]Malahide Bay was formerly called Inber Domnann , “river-mouth Fir Domnann”.

Location and access

Malahide is 16 kilometers north of the city of Dublin, between swords, Kinsealy and Portmarnock. It is located on the Broadmeadow Estuary, on the opposite side of which ärDonabate.

The village is served by DART and train, operated by Irish Rail. The Dublin Bus 32, 42 and 102, 32X and 142 peak hour express services, and 42N Nite-Link route serving the city of Dublin city center. Route 102 serves local areas to / from Dublin Airport (with sword) and Sutton Station (via Portmarnock).

Although there are some remnants of prehistoric activity, Malahide known to have been a persistent settlement of the coming of the Vikings, who landed in 795, and is used Malahide Estuary (along with Baldoyle) as a convenient base. With the arrival of the Anglo-Normans, the last Danish king of Dublin retreated to the area in 1171. From the 1180s, the history of the area is linked to the Talbot family Malahide Castle, which was granted extensive lands in the area and during the centuries following developed their property and the small harbor settlement.

Diamond, Malahide beginning of the 20th century

There is an old covered well, St. Sylvester is on the old main street (Old Street, formerly Chapel Street), which is used to get a “pattern” to Our Ladywas on August 15th.

In 1475, Thomas Talbot, director of the Talbot family Malahide Castle, granted the title of Admiral of the Port of Malahide by King Edward IV, with the power to keep the Admiralty courts and levy duties on all goods coming into the port. The office was hereditary, and the family’s right to act as Admiral confirmed by the Audit Finance (Ireland) 1639. [4]

In the early 19th century, the village had a population of over 1000, and a number of local industries, including the salt harvest, while the port went into commercial service, with landings of coal and construction materials.By 1831, the population had reached 1223. The area grew in popularity in Georgian times as a seaside resort for wealthy Dublin city dwellers. This is still evident today from the fine collection of Georgian houses in the town and along the seafront, and Malahide is still a popular spot for day-trippers, especially during the summer months.

In the 1960s, developers began to build housing estates around the village core in Malahide, launches the first, Ard na Mara in 1964. Additional property followed, northwest, south and west, but the village core remained intact, with the addition of a “naval apartment complex ‘development adjacent to the village green.


Malahide grew from a population of 67 in 1921 to 1500 in 1960 and 2011 had a population of 15,846, and is still a rapidly growing city in the Dublin area.Most of the population lives outside the core village, in residential areasSeapark , Biscayne , Robswall , Chalfont , Ard Na Mara , Millview , yellow walls Road , Seabury and Gainsborough . Malahide has a higher percentage of professionals who live in it than any other city in Ireland, according to figures released by the Central Statistical Office. Malahide came top of the socioeconomic charts with the highest proportion of residents classified as employers, managers and senior officials. These groups combined, represent 41.3% of Malahide population.

In Malahide village there is extensive retail facilities and services including fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, florists, eateries and a small shopping center. There is a wide selection of pubs (including Gibney’s, Fowler, Duffy and Gilbert and Wright) and restaurants and 203-room Grand Hotel .


Malahide is part of the Dáil constituency of Dublin Fingal, whose five elected Louise O’Reilly (Dublin politicians) of Sinn Féin, elected in 2016, Darragh O’Brien of Fianna Fáil Party was elected in 2016, Brendan Ryan of the Labour Party ~~ POS = HEAD COMP elected in 2016, Clare Daly of the United Left Alliance, elected in 2016; and Alan Farrell Fine Gael, was elected in 2016. The 2016 election of 26 February, was the Dublin North constituency replaced by Dáil constituency of Dublin Fingal.

Earlier sitting TDs have included Nora Owen (Fine Gael), Sean Ryan (Labour) and Fianna Fáil member GV Wright.

Malahide is part of the Howth / Malahide Local Electoral Area Fingal County Council. The current representatives of the eight-seat area is Daire Ní Laoi (Sinn Féin) Eoghan O’Brien (Fianna Fáil) Anthony Lavin (Fine Gael), Brian McDonagh (Labour) Cian O’Callaghan (Social Democrats), David Healy (MP) Keith Redmond (Renua) Jimmy Guerin (Independent)

Leisure and Organizations

Close to the village are Malahide Castle and the royal estate, including gardens, which was once the estate of Baron Talbot of Malahide.

Mala has a significant marine.

The Malahide area has more than twenty residents’ associations, of which (May 2007), sixteen cooperate in Malahide Community Forum, which publishes a quarterly newsletter, the Malahide Guardian .

There is an active local history society (with a small museum at Malahide Castle Demesne), a club, a camera club, a musical and drama society, the famous Enchiriadis choirs, a chess club and a photography group that has published calendars.

Apart from Malahide Castle Demesne, there are a number of smaller parks (with additional locations planned for example in Robswall and Seamount ).There are several golf courses nearby, and the GAA, soccer, tennis, rugby, sailing clubs and the Sea Scouts.

Twenty-five years ago, in 1990, won Malahide Irish Tidy Towns Competition.[5]

Another group that has been in Malahide for many years, it Malahide Pipe Band. The band was founded in 1954 and still practice the same initial area of the yellow walls today. The band consists of pipers and drummers who play the bagpipes and snare tenor and bass drums. The band plays at various events locally, with the main purpose to play in competitions around the country during the summer months. The band has also been involved in running a Pipe Band Competition in Malahide Castle for a number of years.The band is always looking for new members and supporters. For more information go to Malahide Pipe Band website.


There is also a wide range of sports clubs in the Malahide area. Rugby, soccer, GAA sports, sailing, hockey, golf, cricket, tennis and basketball are all well represented.

Gaelic game

  • St. Sylvester’s is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.


Malahide Basketball formed in 1977 and currently fields two leading ladies teams, two senior men’s teams and 15 junior boys and girls teams (from over 10 to under 18). They train and play all their home games at Malahide Community School and Holywell Community Centre.


Originally Malahide Hockey Club now merged with Fingal Hockey Club (formerly Aer Lingus) to become Mala Fingal Hockey Club. An all female club they currently field four senior teams and has a younger part of the nine teams, ages 7 and 16. All teams play and train in Broomfield Malahide.


Malahide Cricket Club ([1]) was founded in 1861 and located in Malahide Castle demesne, near the train station. The club has over 400 members and is open year round. The club currently fields 18 teams (5 Senior Men, 2 women, 10 youth and Taverners page). Both the men’s and women’s top teams compete (in their respective leagues) at the highest level of cricket played in Ireland. From 2009-12 the club’s ground was developed into a 11,500-seat capacity and hosted its first one-day international in September 2013, when Ireland played England, [6] with England won by six wickets after captain Eoin Morgan struck 124 not out on what would have been his home in his youth.[7] the ground is now the largest in Ireland. This project has also seen the development of a second “club” pitch on the nearby Lady Acre in Malahide Demesne.


Malahide United AFC ([2]) was founded in 1944 and currently has 60 field school / girl teams, from under 7 to under 18, and 4 senior teams. They have two academies , the first catering for 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds and the other one for 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds. With over 1,000 registered players, Malahide United is one of the biggest clubs in Ireland. Home plan is Gannon Park, which consists of two 11-man fields, a 7 a side pitch, a 11-man floodlit all-weather pitch, a floodlit five-a-side / heat all weather pitch and full clubhouse facilities.

Additional points used in Malahide Castle (two 7/9-a-sides and three 11 pages) with an additional 11-pitch at Broomfield, Malahide

Aston Village FC was founded in 1994. Their current home ground is the Malahide Castle and a local company is their main sponsor. They have three strong senior teams compete in both UCFL and AUL leagues. Despite the small size, they still space for up to 100 senior players with ages 16-43 years.

“Atlético Malahide” was founded in 2015 by a group of determined young boys. Their current home ground is the Malahide Castle. Atletico team consists of young men aged 18-19 and currently plays in UCFL club’s ambitions are high, with a focus on success in both the league and domestic competitions.


Malahide Rugby Club [8] is a modern clubhouse and sports ground opposite the beautiful Malahide Estuary Estuary Road. Originally founded in 1922, Malahide Rugby Club was forced to disband during World War II because of a lack of available players. But in 1978 the club was reformed and now fields three senior men’s teams, a women’s team, four youth teams and six “mini” rugby team.


There are two yacht clubs located on the mouth, swords Sailing & Boating Club and Malahide Yacht Club. The interior, Broadmeadow Estuary is also home to Fingal Sailing School ochDMG Sail Sports based on the 350-berth marina.


Malahide Golf Club opened in 1892, moving to a new location in 1990. It has a two-story clubhouse was completed in May 1990 with 1000 square meters, including bars, a restaurant, conference rooms and a snooker room. 17 is a notoriously difficult holes known to locals as “Cromwell’s Delight”, because of its narrow fairways and bunkers dominant.

Mala Sjöscoutkår

Malahide Sea Scout Group is located at St James Terrace on the waters edge of Malahide Estuary. It was founded in 1919 and has 583 members, making it the largest Scout Group in Ireland. It is the largest Sea Scouting group in Europe. [ Citation needed ] In 2005, Malahide (Wednesday) skiff crew won the East Coast Triple Crown, which comes first in the long distance dinghy race over Dublin Bay, woodlatimer sprint at the East Coast regatta and Mayor Cup, held in Malahide same year. In 2012, the Scout and Venture sections won all five trophies activity for the first time in a Sea Scout Group history.


There are five schools in the area of Malahide, four primary (Pope John Paul II National School, St. Andrew’s National School, St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School and St. Sylvester’s Infant School) and secondary (Pobal Scoil Iosa, Malahide).


Malahide has two Catholic parishes, St. Sylvester’s and yellow walls and a Church of Ireland parish (St Andrews), and even part of a Presbyterian community, with a church built in 1956 as the first Presbyterian Church in Ireland since 1922 (it is one of two churches in the parish Howth and Malahide). [9]



Mala railway station was opened May 25, 1844. [10] It is now one of the northern termini of the DART system, (the other is Howth). The station has a heritage garden and an attractive wrought iron canopy. The wrought in the canopy includes monogram Great Northern Railway (GNR), which operated the route prior to the nationalization of the railways.

Railway crosses the Broadmeadow Estuary at Broadmeadow viaduct locally as The Arches . [11] The original viaduct was a wooden structure built in 1844, which was replaced with an iron structure in 1860 and a prefabricated structure in 1966-7. [11]

viaduct collapse

Main article: Broadmeadow viaduct

21 August 2009 18:07 train from Balbriggan to Connolly was passing over the 200-year-old viaduct when the driver noticed a settlement and wall from collapsing on the northbound track. [12] The train crossed the bridge before it collapsed, and the driver is alerted authorities. [12]

An investigation into the possibility of sea bed erosion is the main cause of the collapse. [13]

A member of the Malahide Sea Scouts, Ivan Barrett, had contacted Iarnród Éireann five days before the collapse of any damage to the viaduct and a change in the flow of water around it. [14]


Dublin Bus provides local bus services in the area of Routes 32, 32X, 42, 42N, 102 and 142.

  • Route 32 connects Mala with Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Howth Road, Raheny, Killester, Clontarf West, Fairview, Connolly train station and ends at Abbey Street. [15]
  • Route 32X ansluter Seabury, Malahide, Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Clontarf Road, Fairview, Connolly tågstation , St Stephen Green, Leeson Street, Donnybrook Village, RTÉ och slutar vid UCD Belfield. [16]
  • Route 42 förbinder The Hill, Malahide Village, Seabury, Kinsealy, Clare Hall, Coolock, Malahide Road, Artane rondellen, Donnycarney kyrka, Fairview, Connolly järnvägsstation och slutar vid Eden Quay. [17]
  • Route 42N is Friday and Saturday only route that serves Kinsealy, Seabury, Malahide Village, Malahide (Coast Road), Wendell Avenue, Carrickhill Road Stand Road, Portmarnock. [18]
  • Route 102 serves Malahide Village route to Seabury, Waterside, Mountgorry Way, Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords Main Street, Boriomhe, River Valley and ends at Dublin Airport. In the other direction this route serves the Coast Road, Sands Hotel, Wendell Avenue, Carrickhill Road, Portmarnock, Strand Road, Baldoyle and ends at Sutton Dart Station. [19]
  • Route 142 förbinder The Hill, Malahide Village, Seabury, Waterside, Mountgorry Way Holywell, M1, Port Tunnel, City Quays, Saint Stephens Green, Rathmines, Palmerston Park, Dartry Road, Milltown Road, Bird Avenue och slutar vid UCD Belfield. Denna väg är verksamt i morgon och kväll topp måndag till endast fredag. [20]


Malahide is home U2 musician Adam Clayton and The Edge. Current residents include Brendan Gleeson, Cecilia Ahern, James Vincent McMorrow, Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Nicky Byrne and his wife Georgina Ahern, Vincent Browne, and former Anglo-Irish boss David Drumm.

See also

  • List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (Dublin)
  • List of towns and villages in Ireland


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  3. Jump up ^ placental Database of Ireland – Malahide
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  5. Jump up ^ “President Malahide Tidy Towns Committee Gerry Rafferty.”North County Leader . 4 January, 2011. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  6. Jump up ^ Ireland playing England in the revamped Malahide in 2013
  7. Jump up ^ “Ireland v England ODI as it happened.” BBC. Hämtastre September, 2013.
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  9. Jump up ^ Perhaps unique in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, there is a single congregation Howth and Malahide, with a Kirk Session, but two byggnader.Den Presbyterian Church in Ireland, accessed July 6, 2007 Assembly website accessed 7 July 2006.
  10. Jump up ^ “Malahide station” (PDF). Railscot – Irish Railways .Hämtastre September of 2007.
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  12. ^ Jump up to: ab track to be closed for several weeks, The Irish Times, August 22, 2009
  13. Jump up ^ inquiry focuses on the seabed erosion, Frank McDonald and Ronan McGreevy, The Irish Times, August 25, 2009
  14. Jump up ^ Alert on any bridge damage is given five days before the collapse, Frank McDonald, The Irish Times, August 26, 2009
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