Remembering Ireland: Malahide Castle
After coffee, we stopped back at the North Star to see if they had a room for us, and they did! I showered straight-away, and we both napped for about an hour. After our brief nap, we went downstairs and talked to a gentleman that works in the lobby as a bit of a tourist guide. He recommended we go to Malahide Castle. We walked across the street to Connolly Station and caught the city train north to Malahide Castle. The castle is in the town of Malahide, which grew up around the castle, and takes about 20 minutes.
|Waiting for the city train to take us to the village of Malahide.|
|A street in the village of Malahide.|
|The entrance to the grounds of Malahide Castle.|
|A view of the outside of the Castle Courtyard.|
|Side view of the Castle.|
|Front entrance of Malahide Castle.|
|Second floor landing.|
|The Oak Room.|
Sorry for the blurry photograph, my old camera always tried its best, but I wish I would have had a better one. Anyway, this picture of the Oak Room, and our lovely tour guide, is my favorite. I loved this room. Dark walls and furnishings so dark, in fact, that the bright light penetrating from the window on the opposite wall still only illuminates a part of it.
|The Small Drawing Room.|
|The Great Hall.|
|One of the bedrooms.|
|Walking back to the train station from the Castle.|
All in all, Malahide Castle & Gardens was an awesome place to spend the afternoon. The town was also lovely, and looking back I think I would have explored it more. For more information about Malahide Castle, and how you can visit, click on this link: Malahide Castle & Gardens.
See you next Monday for Limerick, Day One!