Malahide Guide – Guide to Living in Malahide – Lettings Agent
Renowned for its village charm, chic boutiques, international restaurants and traditional pubs Malahide is regarded as one of Dublins most desirable locations. This coastal village lies approx 15km north from Dublin city centre between Swords, Kinsealy and Portmarnock. Situated on the Broadmeadow Estuary it boasts the impressive Malahide Marina with berths for more than 300 Yachts . Considered a haven for boating and watersports enthusiasts, the impressive Marina is just a short stroll form the village centre and hosts an annual Boat event showcasing million euro motor yachts.
The picturesque Village of Malahide still retains the charm of village life and has an abundance of sporting clubs and activities from water sports to Golf, Cricket, Tennis, Gaa, and Rugby to name but a few. Malahide Castle grounds provide for great walks and have a wonderful playground for kids. The beach and coast road are also very popular with walkers taking in the golden sand and sea views.
Malahide Transport :
Malahide village is serviced by the DART and the Train with direct access to Dublin city centre in approx 20 mins from Malahide Train Station.
The 42 and 32a bus run between the Malahide Village and Dublin City Centre stopping at surburbs in between. The 102 & 230 bus serves local areas including the Airport.
The 42N Nite-Link route runs from Dublin City Centre at the weekend.
Taxis are plentyful in Malahide with the village having a taxi rank and a local taxi company.
Malahide Festival – Malahide has it:
Back by popular demand the Malahide Festival – “Malahide Has it” ran again this year. The village transformed into a hive of festivities with all the main restaurants offering tastings and barbeques on the village green with everything from Pakistani food from Kajal, Mexican from La Sirena, Indian from Jaipur and Bbqs from restaurants. Face painting for the kids, Tug of war between local sports clubs and the pubs is a feature of the event where the rugby team seem to win every year. The DJ on the green kept the atmosphere alive as people soaked up the sun that seemed to shine the whole weekend. The Main Street was closed off to traffic and a stage was erected to form the setting for the evening entertainment where a concert from local bands and artists performed and got the whole village rocking and dancing till the early hours. A fun fair with big wheel, bumper cars and rides were setup on the beach overlooking the Marina and Malahide Estuary.
Pubs in Malahide:
- Gibneys Pub in Malahide is a family owned pub with traditional charm and attracts both young and old for music, food and beer.
- Duffys Pub in Malahide has recently been transformed from a traditional type pub to a modern bar offering food and drink with a good mix of clientele
- Fowlers is a traditional pub with a diner style restaurant serving a mix of steaks and Tex/mex.
- Gilbert & Wrights in Malahide is a modern pub attracting a mixture of clientele playing 70’s 80’s and 90’s music.
Popular Restaurants in Malahide:
- Silks – Upmarket Chinese
- La Sirena – Contemporary Mexican
- Giovannis - Traditional Italian
- Marios – Pizzeria
- Bon Appetite -Fine Dining Michilin Star
- Jaipur –Modern Indian
- Kajal – Indian Pakistani
- Cruzzo – Modern European
- Siam Thai – Thai Cuisine
- Oscar Taylors – Steak n Seafood
- Grand Hotel – European cuisine
Popular Cafes In Malahide:
- Cafe Provence
- Coastal Cafe
Shopping in Malahide:
Malahide has many boutiques selling mens and ladies clothes . The village has a Eurospar and a Super Value which carries a wide range of foods and drinks. For more shopping The Pavillions shopping mall is only 5km from Malahide Village in Swords Village with stores including Superquinn, Dunnes, Argos, Tkmax, Pennys and many more.
Sports Clubs in Malahide:
St. Sylvesters is the local GAA club with a clubhouse in Malahide Village
Malahide Basketball Club train and play all their home matches at Malahide Community School.
Malahide Fingal Hockey Club is an all female club and train in Broomfield Malahide.
Malahide Cricket Club is situated in Malahide Castle and has mens and ladies teams and clubhouse facilities.
Malahide United AFC. is one of the largest clubs in Ireland. The home ground is Gannon Park located on the coast road between Malahide and Portmarnock. It comprises of floodlit pitches and full clubhouse facilities and is regularly used by the Irish soccer team during training.
Malahide Rugby Club is located in a newly built modern clubhouse and sports ground opposite the scenic Malahide estuary on Estuary Road.
Malahide has two sailing clubs (including Swords Sailing & Boating Club), Malahide Yacht Club. There is also a sailing school on the estuary which caters for wind surfing, canoeing and many other watersports.
Malahide Golf Club is a 27 hole parkland Golf course with a 2-storey clubhouse including bars, a restaurant, conference room and a snooker room.
Schools in Malahide:
There are five schools in the environs of Malahide, four primary and one secondary.
- Pobal Scoil Iosa, Secondary School, Malahide
- St Oliver Plunkett Primary School, Malahide
- Pope John Paul II National School, Malahide
- St Sylvester’s Infant School, Malahide
- St Andrews National School, Malahide
Trades in Malahide:
Local Trades in Malahide.
- Electrician in Malahide - Electrics.ie
Community Website in Malahide:
- Enjoy Malahide – www.enjoymalahide.com – provides up to date information about Malahide events and news.
Residential Estates in Malahide
- Seabruy – 3, 4 and 5 bed Houses Close to Estuary and within walking distance of shops, Catholic Church and Bus Stop.
- Gainsborough – 3, 4 and 5 bed Houses situated on Swords Rd, 15 minute walk from Malahide Village & Estuary.
- Lisadell- 3, 4 and 5 bed Houses situated on Swords Rd, 15 minute walk from Malahide Village & Estuary.
- The Cove – Small development of 3 and 4 Bed houses close to Estuary 10 minute walk to Malahide Village.
- Abington – Multi Million Euro Development and home to many famous celebrities,
- Castleheath – Apartment and Townhouse development next to Abington, 15 minutes walk from Malahide Village,
- Gaybrook Lawns – Situated on the Swords Rd, 3, 4 and 5 bed houses, older build and quite spacious inside.
- Millview – An Estate of older houses with very spacious properties located on Millview Rd. 10 minutes walk from Malahide Village
- Ard na Mara – Built in the 60′s, spacious detached 4, 5 and 6 bed bungalows on generous sites close to Malahide Village.
- Waterside – Newly Built development of apartments and townhouses on the borders of Swords and Malahide.
- Lisadell Wood - Newly Built development of Apartments on the Swords Rd.
- Chalfont - 5 minutes from Malahide Village, 3, 4 and 5 bed houses all spacious and generous in size.
- Inbhir Ide – Ex council estate, many now privately owned, 3 and 4 bed houses.
- Seapark - 5 minutes from Malahide Village, overlooking Malahide Beach, large 4 and 5 bed houses.
- The Old Golf Links – Million Euro detached properties 5 minutes from Malahide Village.
- Milford – Situated off the Yellow Walls Rd this small Estate comprises of 3 and 4 bed homes
- Sonesta – Located just off Texas Lane close to Malahide Estuary.
- Island View – Island View is only a stones throw away from one of the most scenic coastal walks between Malahide and Portmarnock.
- Biscayne -
- Abbots Hill
- The Bawn
- Galtrim Grange
- Island View
- The Moorings
- Muldowney Court
- Seafield Court
- Oakleigh Court
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