Malahide Castle & Whiskey Discovery
This tour starts on Friday 4th March
DEPARTURE TIME : 9:30am ( Arrive 10 mins before )
DEPARTURE LOCATION : Suffolk Street : MAP HERE
PRICE : €59 Adult
PRICE : €55 Student – Senior – Youth 13yrs / 16yrs
PRICE : €29.50 Child 5yrs / 12yrs
PRICE : Children under 5 free
All entrance fees tours and tastings are covered in the cost of the tour !
Our fascinating Whiskey & Castle tour leaves from Dublin 7 Days a week at 9:00am returning back to Dublin at 15:00. The tour will bring you on a drive around some of the City center pointing out some of the most interesting places and informing you of their history and importance to the City. We then bring you to our first highlight of the tour Teelings Distillery. Take the tour through this state of the art distillery and finish with a tasting of the end product.
We will take you the Scenic route to your second destination which is one of the most spectacular castles in the country. Malahide Castle is a very well preserved castle, take a tour of this interesting Castles and learn about the fortunes of the Talbot Family who owned the Castle back to 1175. The Gardens are spectacular and this is a great location to spend a few hours.
Your last stop on our Whiskey & Castles 1 day tour will be to the Irish Whiskey Museum. You will be given a guided tour of this fantastic attraction where you will discover the history of Irish whiskey from its crude inception to the tasty aged whiskey that we know and love.
09:30 Depart from Suffolk Street - outside the old stone church : . We bring you on a driving tour of the city pointing out interesting landmarks and informing you of their history and importance. You can revisit them at a later stage armed with a bit of knowledge
10:00 Teelings Whiskey Distillery - Since 1782 the Teeling Family have been involved in the crafting of Irish whiskey. During the 1700s Dublin was the heartland of whiskey Distilling in Ireland with 37 different distilleries in the city. Unfortunately Dublin has been without a distillery since 1976 but now Teelings have opened a brand new distillery and visitor center and this is where we will bring you. You get a guided tour of the distillery and finish with a tasting of the end product
11:45 Castle Gardens : Take some time to stroll around the beautiful gardens which have ancient threes beautiful landscaped areas and interesting plants and features. For me the gardens are the highlight of Malahide castle.
12:30 Lunch ( no included ) ; Take a packed lunch with you that you can eat in the fantastic gardens or you can dine in the Avoca Cafe situated on the grounds of the estate.
13:30 Malahide Castle guided tour : The oldest parts of Malahide castle date back to the 12th century but it was considerably extended in the 17th century and this is the castle we know now. It was home to the Talbot Family for 800 years with the exception of a short period when it was occupied by the Cromwellian forces. It was sold to the Irish state in 1975 by Rose who was the last of the Talbot dynasty. The tour of the castle is as much about the Talbot family as it is about the architecture and the building. The tour is entertaining , interesting and interactive and highly recommended!!
14:30 Coastal Drive : We will bring you on a Coastal drive through Clontarf, Howth and Sutton.
16:00 The Irish Whiskey Museum : We return to the city center for the last attraction of the day. We visit the Irish Whiskey Museum. The Irish whiskey museum brings you on an interactive trip through Time from the first inception of Irish whiskey in the 6th century through the golden age of Irish whiskey from the mid 1700s to the mid 1800s through its demise and almost total collapse through to its resurgence and growth in the modern era. Your guides are interesting and knowledgeable and this will be the highlight of the tour for many. The tour finishes with a generous tasting of 3 Irish Whiskeys.
I loved how you done the tour in small tour groups. It really felt like a personal tour and becaus the tour group was so small everyone mixed a talked to one another. Also the Tourguide we had was great I cant remember her name but she was fantastic!!
Trip Advisor March 2015
Very interesting tour really enjoyed it .very good informative tour guide ,not to be missed. Also had lunch in the restaurant very good ,had the pulled pork bap really good .staff excellent .
Trip Advisor March 2015
Visited the castle on a rainy day even though that didn't spoil it! Lovely greenery and trees to admire and a lovely walk around the grounds! Lovely cafe in the grounds that sells delicious hot chocolate, well worth a visit !
Trip Advisor February 2015
I was three time at Birr castle over the 2 last years. I enjoy that place as you can or walk for a good half day through the gardens, the park and near the river; you can just relax in nature or take a lot of photos. I was there at spring , summer and winter time and every time I was very happy to see the trees when no flowers, the flowers and the amazing arch they can do, or the meadow full of wild flowers... Once t'was the exhibition about the history of astronomy in Ireland and Europe, wonderful, with poems, photos, draws and good explains. And th story of this family who work since centuries to keep that park alive is fantastic!
Trip Advisor January 2015
When traveling with a group (4) you have to try a variety of places to please everyone. This would not have been a place I chose, but others in my group desired to stop here, so we did. It was actually very interesting. The age of the distillery alone makes it worth seeing, but the fact that it is still operating is even more fascinating.
Trip Advisor March 2015
This was one of my favorite experiences. I got to tour the distillery all by myself and take photos to my heart's content. The staff was incredibly helpful. I was given a keepsake glass and my whiskey taster to go in a bottle, as I was driving. I enjoyed this later at my hotel. It was so information and educational. I loved climbing around and seeing the process of making whiskey. I also ate at the cafe...I don't know what they did to the fish, but it was the best I have ever had--the lemon pepper hake. So good! I finished that off later that night at my hotel. Great service, I completely loved this experience, well worth the visit.
Trip advisor February 2015