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Malahide Castle

As previously mentioned, we will have stories from our Carmich Travel Journal travel experience, between Romania and Ireland, so here’s a story about a castle in Dublin area.

As any true gentleman would do, when you start dating a girl, you ask her what she likes to do or what she’s passionate about. My wife loves books, cars and castles… in this specific order.

So, she has actually come to the right place when she came to Ireland, because we have loads of castles. For our first week anniversary I took her to one of the most famous castles in Dublin area, Malahide Castle.

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Situated about 14 km North of Dublin, it was the home of the Talbot family beginning with the 12th century. That means it has quite a history and an awesome library (so imagine how many good points I got for that detail) 🙂

If you’re lucky enough to get a bit of sun, you might actually sweep a girl off her feet if you take her to see the castle. It is surrounded by a lovely garden, it has a cosy coffee shop and restaurant and you can spend quality time there.

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Parts of the castle were built in the 12th century and the towers were added in 1765. Inside the castle there are great furniture pieces and in some places you can feel the presence of the ghosts that haunt the castle.

You can spend hours walking around, or simply laying on the grass and reading or talking, it is quite romantic, although I will never admit saying this!

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A personal advice: definitely visit this place if you get a chance and if you have time, you will enjoy it and who knows? You might just spot the ghosts everyone is talking about…

Photos are from our personal archive.

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