Our aim is to connect all people with a link to Malahide. You may live here, have visited here or maybe are tracing ancestors who left long ago. In any case, we’re sure to have lots to share and are delighted to welcome you.
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Welcome To Malahide
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Malahide.
Malahide is situated 16 kilometres north of the city of Dublin, lying between Swords, Kinsealy and Portmarnock. It is situated on the Broadmeadow estuary, on the opposite side of which is Donabate.
The village is served by the DART and the train, run by Irish Rail. The Dublin Bus 42 and 32a day-time routes and 42N Nite-Link route serve the town from Dublin City Centre and the 102 bus route serves local areas
In Malahide village there are extensive retail facilities and services including fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, florists, food outlets, and a small shopping centre. There is a wide selection of pubs (including Gibney's, Fowler's , Duffy's and Gilbert and Wright's) and restaurants and the 150-room Grand Hotel.
There is an ancient covered well, St. Sylvester's, on the old main street (Old Street, previously Chapel Street), which used to have a "pattern" to Our Lady each August 15.
St. Sylvester's Well, Old Street, Malahide, 1989
Malahide also has a substantial marina.The Malahide area has more than twenty residents' associations, sixteen of which (May 2007) work together through the Malahide Community Forum, which publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Malahide Guardian.
There is an active historical society (with a small museum at Malahide Castle Demesne), a Lions club, a camera club, a musical and drama society, the renowned Enchiriadis choirs, a chess club and a photography group which has published calendars.
Aside from Malahide Castle Demesne, there are a number of smaller parks (with further spaces planned, for example, at Robswall and Seamount). There are several golf courses nearby, and GAA, soccer, tennis, rugby, yacht clubs and Sea Scouts.
In 1990, Malahide won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition.
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We will do our best to source information on your ancestors.
Ba mhaith loim ta go maith ar do thuras na fionnachtana , I wish you well on your journey of discovery.