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Whiskey & Castle Tour in Malahide

Whiskey and Castle Tour and Taste! Enjoy a fun and informative tour of Malahide Castle followed by a very unique whiskey tasting experience!

With lock-down restrictions lifting slowly across the island of Ireland and many folks staycationing on home turf, why not consider being an Irish tourist and explore some of the great places that are open to visitors?

Immerse yourself in the history and rich decor of Malahide Castle through a special guided tour followed by a very unique 3 part Whiskey Tasting Experience hosted by Whiskey Island expert John Callely.
Every Saturday from 1st August at 5 pm, Malahide Castle will offer this fun and informative comparative Whiskey Tasting Experience after your guided tour. Sample and compare the premium, craft Lambay Irish Whiskey to a Scotch to an American Whiskey whilst learning about the history and journey of Irish Whiskey up to present day.

Did you know that Lambay Island is historically connected to Malahide castle? In 1814, Margaret Talbot, widow of Richard Talbot (1735-1788), and then living in Eccles Street, agreed to purchase the island and the fishing rights from Sir William Wolseley for £6,500. In the first half of the 19th century, the clergy of mainland Rush began to move parishioners from Rush to the island where they agreed with the Archbishop to look after the spiritual needs of the inhabitants. In 1831 the number of people living on the island was 84. It rose to over 100 in the 1840’s with over 40 pupils attending the national school. Further details on this history can be found in the Malahide historical society web pages.

Booking and Duration of Tour:

The tour and tasting will last approx. 1hr 15 minutes. Online pre- booking is advised as there are just a limited number of places to ensure social distancing and an enjoyable quality experience for all.
Tickets are priced at €35 pp.  Tickets need to be collected from the Visitor Centre at least 10 minutes before your tour time. Ticket holders must be over 18 and please note photo ID may be requested at ticket collection.

All tour guests receive a 10% discount voucher for local off-licence Gibneys of Malahide for any purchases of Lambay Small Batch Blend( 70cl.) post tour.

More info at https://www.malahidecastleandgardens.ie/news-events/events/whiskey-tasting-at-malahide-castle/