The perfect balance between country and city breaks, this luxury four star Secret Hotel is the ideal compromise. For international visitors, the establishment is just a 15 minute drive from Dublin Airport, as well as just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre and 5 minutes from the beautiful village of Malahide. This deluxe hotel offers a range of outdoor activities, including golf, clay pigeon shooting, football and quad biking. For those looking to relax, there is also an onsite sauna, gym and massage service. Expect beautifully furnished guest rooms equipped with mini-bar, cable television and complimentary toiletries and attentive staff offering laundry and room service to ensure your stay is everything you hoped it to be and more. We hope you have a wonderful time at this luxury coastal golf hotel with beach location!
Malahide, once a Viking settlement, is a pretty costal town with a range of boutiques and pubs. It is most famous however for Malahide Castle. Dating back to the 12th century, it was inhabited by the Talbot family between 1185 and 1973, and is now open for public tours. With stunning gardens, period furniture and five resident ghosts, this ancient castle provides an interesting day out of Irish history and culture.
For gifts and souvenirs, Dublin has an eclectic mix of markets, selling everything from gourmet food to handmade jewellery and antiques. Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane is an outdoor market specialising in handicrafts made by Irish artists, so it’s a great opportunity to buy something unique to remember your stay with. For high street brands, head to Henry Street and for boutiques, the lanes in Temple Bar will not disappoint. For whiskey aficionados, The Celtic Whiskey Shop stocks a large collection and the friendly staff will be happy to help you select the perfect bottle.
Art lovers should set aside at least a morning for the National Gallery of Ireland, which dates back to 1864. With over 2,500 paintings from the great masters throughout Europe you can enjoy highlights such as Portrait of Doña Antonia Zárate by Goya, Still Life with a Mandolin by Picasso and Rooftops in Paris by Van Gogh. The Gallery also offers free tours and workshops to help you make the most of the exhibitions, as well as family packs and children’s audio guides. For history enthusiasts, the National Museum of Ireland has a range of fascinating archaeological exhibitions. Journey back in time to Medieval Ireland to discover more about its spectacular churches, cathedrals and castles, learn about Irish heritage in Celtic roots or explore the Age of the Vikings. With such as vast history, there’s something for everyone.