A popular destination for walkers and swimmers in North Dublin.
When the Vikings arrived in their long boats in 795AD, they found Malahide Estuary to be an ideal base for their warriors after a long day pillaging and plundering nearby settlements.
It is now a highly desirable (i.e. expensive) village for well heeled Dubliners.
Fun fact: People used to drop eels down the well in the middle of village. The shape of St Sylvester’s holy well is a well-known feature of Malahide. The custom of catching eels and dropping them down it is less well-known, but it went on until the 1890s. It’s thought that they were believed to purify the water.
Go ahead, try it, you know you want to....
Photo by @paullanigan (Instagram) Canon 5DSr | 50mm 2s @f11
Location: CVRH+Q3 Robswalls, County Dublin