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Malahide
Malahide
(Irish: Mullach Íde) is an affluent coastal suburban town on the northside of Dublin
Dublin
city in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland. It is also a civil parish in the ancient barony of Coolock.[2] There are extensive residential areas to the south, southeast and west of the village.

Contents

1 Name 2 Location and access 3 History

3.1 Today

4 Politics 5 Leisure and organisations 6 Sport

6.1 Gaelic games 6.2 Basketball 6.3 Hockey 6.4 Cricket 6.5 Soccer 6.6 Rugby 6.7 Sailing 6.8 Tennis 6.9 Golf 6.10 Malahide
Malahide
Sea Scouts

7 Education 8 Religion 9 Transport

9.1 Trains

9.1.1 Viaduct collapse

9.2 Buses

10 People 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Name[edit] The modern name Malahide
Malahide
may come from "Mullach Íde" meaning "the hill of Íde" or "Íde's sand-hill". It could also mean "Sand-hills of the Hydes" (from Mullac h-Íde) probably referring to a Norman family from the Donabate
Donabate
area.[3] According to the Placenames Database of Ireland the name Malahide
Malahide
is possibly derived from the Irish "Baile Átha Thíd" meaning "the town of the ford of Thíd".[4] Malahide
Malahide
Bay was anciently called Inber Domnann, the "river-mouth of the Fir Domnann". Location and access[edit] Malahide
Malahide
is situated 16 kilometres north of the city of Dublin, lying between Swords, Kinsealy and Portmarnock. It is situated on the Broadmeadow River estuary, on the opposite side of which is Donabate. The village is served by the DART and the train, run by Irish Rail. The Dublin
Dublin
Bus 32, 42 and 102, the 32X and 142 peak hour express services, and 42N Nite-Link route serve the town from Dublin
Dublin
City Centre. Route 102 serves local areas to / from Dublin
Dublin
Airport (via Swords) and Sutton Station (via Portmarnock). History[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1831 294 —    

1841 661 +124.8%

1851 596 −9.8%

1861 710 +19.1%

1871 653 −8.0%

1881 670 +2.6%

1891 574 −14.3%

1901 649 +13.1%

1911 685 +5.5%

1926 1,066 +55.6%

1936 1,259 +18.1%

1946 1,540 +22.3%

1951 2,030 +31.8%

1956 2,490 +22.7%

1961 2,534 +1.8%

1966 2,967 +17.1%

1971 3,834 +29.2%

1981 9,158 +138.9%

1986 9,940 +8.5%

1991 12,088 +21.6%

1996 13,539 +12.0%

2002 13,826 +2.1%

2006 14,937 +8.0%

2011 15,846 +6.1%

2016 16,550 +4.4%

[1]

While there are some remnants of prehistoric activity, Malahide
Malahide
is known to have become a persistent settlement from the coming of the Vikings, who landed in 795, and used Malahide
Malahide
Estuary (along with Baldoyle) as a convenient base. With the arrival of the Anglo-Normans, the last Danish King of Dublin
Dublin
retired to the area in 1171. From the 1180s, the history of the area is tied to that of the Talbot family of Malahide
Malahide
Castle, who were granted extensive lands in the area and over the centuries following developed their estate, and the small harbour settlement.

The Diamond, Malahide
Malahide
early 20th Century

There is an ancient covered well, St. Sylvester's, on the old main street (Old Street, previously Chapel Street), which used to have a "pattern" to Our Lady each 15 August. In 1475 Thomas Talbot, head of the Talbot family of Malahide
Malahide
Castle, was granted the title Admiral of the port of Malahide
Malahide
by King Edward IV, with power to hold admiralty courts and levy customs duties on all merchandise coming into the port. The office was hereditary, and the family's right to act as Admiral was confirmed by the Court of Exchequer (Ireland) in 1639.[5] By the early 19th century, the village had a population of over 1000, and a number of local industries, including salt harvesting, while the harbour continued in commercial operation, with landings of coal and construction materials. By 1831, the population had reached 1223. The area grew in popularity in Georgian times as a seaside resort for wealthy Dublin
Dublin
city dwellers. This is still evident today from the fine collection of Georgian houses in the town and along the seafront, and Malahide
Malahide
is still a popular spot for day-trippers, especially in the summer months. In the 1960s, developers began to build housing estates around the village core of Malahide, launching the first, Ard na Mara in 1964. Further estates followed, to the northwest, south and west, but the village core remained intact, with the addition of a "marina apartment complex" development adjacent to the village green. Today[edit]

Grand Hotel, Malahide

Malahide
Malahide
grew from a population to 1500 in 1960 and by 2011 had a population of 15,846, and is still a rapidly growing town for the Dublin
Dublin
area. Most of the population lives outside the core village, in residential areas such as Seapark, Biscayne, Robswall, Chalfont, Ard Na Mara, Millview, Yellow Walls Road, Seabury and Gainsborough. In Malahide
Malahide
village there are extensive retail facilities and services including fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, florists, food outlets, and a small shopping centre. There is a wide selection of pubs (including Gibney's, Fowler's, Duffy's and Gilbert and Wright's) and restaurants and the 203-room Grand Hotel. Politics[edit] Malahide
Malahide
is part of the Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann
constituency of Dublin
Dublin
Fingal, whose five representatives, elected in 2016, are Louise O'Reilly ( Dublin
Dublin
politician) of Sinn Féin; Darragh O'Brien of the Fianna Fáil Party; Brendan Ryan of the Labour Party; Clare Daly
Clare Daly
of United Left Alliance; and Alan Farrell
Alan Farrell
of Fine Gael. For the 2016 election held on Feb 26th, the Dublin
Dublin
North constituency was replaced by the Dáil Éireann constituency of Dublin
Dublin
Fingal. Past sitting TDs have included Nora Owen (Fine Gael), Sean Ryan (Labour), and the Fianna Fáil member G.V. Wright. Malahide
Malahide
forms part of the Howth/ Malahide
Malahide
Local Electoral area of Fingal
Fingal
County Council. The current representatives of the eight-seat area are Daire Ní Laoi (Sinn Féin) Eoghan O'Brien (Fianna Fáil) Anthony Lavin (Fine Gael) Brian McDonagh (Labour) Cian O'Callaghan (Social Democrats) David Healy (Green Party) Keith Redmond (Renua) Jimmy Guerin (Independent) Leisure and organisations[edit]

The Marina

Near to the village itself is Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle
and demesne, including gardens. This was once the estate of the Baron Talbot of Malahide family. Malahide
Malahide
also has a substantial marina. The Malahide
Malahide
area has more than twenty residents' associations, sixteen of which (May 2007) work together through the Malahide Community Forum, which publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Malahide Guardian. There is an active historical society (which used to have a small museum at Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle
Demesne), a Lions club, a camera club, a musical and drama society, the renowned Enchiriadis choirs, a chess club and a photography group which has published calendars. Aside from Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle
Demesne, there are a number of smaller parks (with further spaces planned, for example, at Robswall and Seamount). There are several golf courses nearby, and GAA, soccer, tennis, rugby, yacht clubs and Sea Scouts. In 1990, Malahide
Malahide
won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition.[6] Another group that has been present in Malahide
Malahide
for many years is the Malahide
Malahide
Pipe Band. The band was established in 1954 and still practices in the same original area in Yellow Walls today. The band comprises pipers and drummers playing the bagpipes and snare, tenor and bass drums. The band plays at various events locally, with main objective to play in competitions around the country in the summer months. The Band has also been involved in running a Pipe Band Competition in Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle
for a number of years. The Band is always looking for new members and supporters. For more details go to the Malahide
Malahide
Pipe Band's website. Sport[edit] There are also a wide variety of sports clubs within the Malahide area. Rugby, soccer, GAA sports, sailing, hockey, golf, cricket, tennis and basketball are all well represented. Gaelic games[edit] St Sylvesters
St Sylvesters
is the local Gaelic Athletic Association
Gaelic Athletic Association
club. Basketball[edit] Malahide
Malahide
Basketball Club was formed in 1977, and as of 2017, fields 2 senior ladies teams, 2 senior men's teams and 15 junior girls and boys teams (from under 10 to under 18). They train and play all their home matches at Malahide
Malahide
Community School and Holywell Community Centre.[7] Hockey[edit] Originally Malahide
Malahide
Hockey Club now amalgamated with Fingal
Fingal
Hockey Club (formerly Aer Lingus) to become Malahide
Malahide
Fingal
Fingal
Hockey Club. An all female club they currently field four senior teams and have a junior section of nine teams aged between 7 and 16. All teams for play and train in Broomfield Malahide. Cricket[edit] Malahide Cricket Club ([1]) was founded in 1861 and is situated within Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle
demesne, near the railway station. The club has over 400 members and is open all year round. The club currently fields 18 teams (5 Senior Men's, 2 Ladies, 10 youth and a Taverners side). Both the men's and women's premier teams compete (in their respective leagues) at the highest grade of cricket played in Ireland. From 2009–12 the club's ground was developed into an 11,500-capacity venue and hosted its first one-day international in September 2013 when Ireland played England,[8] with England winning by six wickets after captain Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan
hit 124 not out on what had been his home ground in his youth.[9] The ground is now the biggest in Ireland. This project has also seen the development of a 2nd "club" pitch on the nearby Lady Acre within Malahide
Malahide
Demesne. Soccer[edit] Malahide
Malahide
United AFC ([2]) was founded in 1944 and currently fields 60 schoolboy/girl teams, from Under 7 to Under 18, and 4 senior teams. They have two Academies, the first one catering for the 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds and the second one for the 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds. With over 1,000 registered players, Malahide
Malahide
United is one of the largest clubs in Ireland. The home ground is Gannon Park, which comprises two 11-a-side pitches, one 7-a-side pitch, one 11-a-side floodlit all-weather pitch, one floodlit 5-a-side/warm up all-weather pitch and full clubhouse facilities. Further pitches are used in Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle
(two 7/9-a-sides and three 11-a-sides) with a further 11-a-side pitch in Broomfield, Malahide Aston Village FC was established back in 1994. Their current home ground is Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle
and a local company is their main sponsor. They have three strong senior teams competing in both the U.C.F.L and the A.U.L leagues. Although small in size they still cater for up to 100 senior players with ages ranging from 16 – 43 years of age. Atlético Malahide
Malahide
was established in 2015 by a group of young determined lads. Their current home pitch is Malahide
Malahide
Castle. Atletico's team consists of young men aged 19–20 and currently plays in the U.C.F.L. The club's ambitions are high, targeting success in both league and domestic competitions. Rugby[edit] Malahide
Malahide
Rugby Club[10] is located in a modern clubhouse and sports ground opposite the scenic Malahide
Malahide
estuary on Estuary Road. Founded in 1922, Malahide
Malahide
Rugby Club had to disband during World War II
World War II
due to lack of available players. However, in 1978 the club was reformed and now fields three senior men's teams, one women's team, four youth teams and six "mini" rugby teams. Sailing[edit]

Malahide
Malahide
Harbour

[11] There are two sailing clubs situated on the estuary; Swords Sailing & Boating Club and Malahide
Malahide
Yacht Club. The inner, Broadmeadow (Bromwell) estuary is also the home of Fingal
Fingal
Sailing School and DMG Sailsports based in the 350-berth marina. Tennis[edit] There are two tennis clubs in the area; Malahide
Malahide
Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club[12], founded in 1879, is one of the oldest tennis clubs in Ireland. The Club is situated in the centre of Malahide
Malahide
Village overlooking the outer Broadmeadow estuary. Grove Lawn Tennis Club[13] is a family friendly grass court tennis club with an olde world charm. Golf[edit] Malahide
Malahide
Golf Club opened in 1892, moving to a new location in 1990. It has a 2-storey clubhouse completed in May 1990, with 1,000 square metres, including bars, a restaurant, conference room and a snooker room. The 17th is a notoriously difficult hole known to locals as "Cromwell's Delight", due to its narrow fairways and dominant bunkers. Malahide
Malahide
Sea Scouts[edit] Malahide
Malahide
Sea Scout
Sea Scout
Group is situated on St. James Terrace on Malahide Estuary. It was founded in 1919 and has 583 members which makes it the largest Scout Group in Ireland. It is the largest Sea Scouting group in Europe.[citation needed] In 2005 the Malahide
Malahide
(Wednesday) skiff crew won the East Coast Triple Crown, coming first in the long distance skiff race across Dublin
Dublin
bay, the Woodlatimer sprint at the east coast regatta and the Lord Mayor's cup, held in Malahide
Malahide
that year. In 2012, the Scout and Venture sections won all 5 activity trophies for the first time in any Sea Scout
Sea Scout
Group history. Education[edit] There are five schools in the environs of Malahide, four primary (Pope John Paul II National School, St. Andrews National School, St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School, and St. Sylvester's Infant School) and one secondary (Pobal Scoil Iosa, Malahide). Religion[edit]

St. Sylvester's Well, Old Street, Malahide, 1989

Malahide
Malahide
has two Catholic parishes, St. Sylvester's and Yellow Walls, and one Church of Ireland
Church of Ireland
parish (St. Andrews), and also forms part of a Presbyterian community, with a church built in 1956 as the first Presbyterian church in the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
since 1922 (it is one of two churches of the Congregation of Howth
Howth
and Malahide).[14] Transport[edit] Trains[edit] Malahide railway station
Malahide railway station
opened on 25 May 1844.[15] It is now one of the northern termini of the DART system, (the other being Howth). The station features a heritage garden and an attractive ironwork canopy. The ironwork in the canopy contains the monogram of the Great Northern Railway ('GNR'), who operated the route prior to nationalisation of the railways. The railway crosses the Broadmeadow estuary on the Broadmeadow viaduct known locally as The Arches.[16] The original viaduct was a wooden structure built in 1844, which was replaced with an iron structure in 1860 and a pre-cast structure in 1966-7.[16] Viaduct collapse[edit] Main article: Broadmeadow viaduct On 21 August 2009 the 18:07 train from Balbriggan to Connolly was passing over the 200-year-old viaduct when the driver noticed a subsidence and the embankment giving way on the northbound track.[17] The train passed over the bridge before it collapsed and the driver alerted authorities.[17] An inquiry is investigating the possibility that sea bed erosion is the primary cause of the collapse.[18] A member of Malahide
Malahide
Sea Scouts, Ivan Barrett, had contacted Iarnród Éireann five days before the collapse about possible damage to the viaduct and a change in water flow around it.[19] Buses[edit] Dublin
Dublin
Bus provides local bus routes in the area on Routes 32, 32X, 42, 42N, 102 and 142.

Route 32 connects Malahide
Malahide
with Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Howth
Howth
Road, Raheny, Killester, Clontarf West, Fairview, Connolly Railway Station and terminates at Abbey Street.[20] Route 32X connects Seabury, Malahide, Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Clontarf Road, Fairview, Connolly Railway Station, Saint Stephen's Green, Leeson Street, Donnybrook Village, RTÉ and terminates at UCD Belfield.[21] Route 42 connects The Hill, Malahide
Malahide
Village, Seabury, Kinsealy, Clare Hall, Coolock, Malahide
Malahide
Road, Artane Roundabout, Donnycarney
Donnycarney
Church, Fairview, Connolly Railway Station and terminates at Eden Quay.[22] Route 42N is Friday and Saturday only Route which serves Kinsealy, Seabury, Malahide
Malahide
Village, Portmarnock
Portmarnock
(Coast Road), Wendell Avenue, Carrickhill Road, Stand Road and Portmarnock.[23] Route 102 serves Malahide
Malahide
Village en route to Seabury, Waterside, Mountgorry Way, Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords Main Street, Boriomhe, River Valley and terminates at Dublin
Dublin
Airport. In other direction this Route serves Coast Road, Sand's Hotel, Wendell Avenue, Carrickhill Road, Portmarnock, Strand Road, Baldoyle
Baldoyle
and terminates at Sutton Dart Station.[24] Route 142 connects The Hill, Malahide
Malahide
Village, Seabury, Waterside, Mountgorry Way Holywell, M1, Port Tunnel, City Quays, Saint Stephens Green, Rathmines, Palmerston Park, Dartry Road, Milltown Road, Bird Avenue and terminates at UCD Belfield. This Route operates in morning and evening peak Monday to Friday only.[25]

People[edit] Two U2 musicians, Adam Clayton
Adam Clayton
and The Edge, spent parts of their childhood in Malahide. Former and current residents include Brendon Gleeson, Cecilia Ahern, James Vincent McMorrow, Conor O'Brien (Villagers), Nicky Byrne
Nicky Byrne
and his wife Georgina Ahern, Ronan Keating
Ronan Keating
of Boyzone, Irish international soccer player Robbie Keane
Robbie Keane
and journalist Vincent Browne. See also[edit]

List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (County Dublin) List of towns and villages in Ireland

References[edit]

^ a b "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Malahide". Census 2016. CSO. 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2018.  ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
Placenames Database of Ireland
- Malahide
Malahide
civil parish ^ Archiseek Archived 2 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
Placenames Database of Ireland
– Malahide ^ Mosley, ed. Burke's Peerage 107th Edition Delaware 2003 Vol. 3 p.3853 ^ "President Malahide
Malahide
Tidy Towns Committee Gerry Rafferty". North County Leader. 4 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2012.  ^ http://www.malahidebasketball.org ^ Ireland to play England at revamped Malahide
Malahide
in 2013 ^ "Ireland v England ODI as it happened". BBC. Retrieved 3 September 2013. [dead link] ^ http://www.malahiderfc.ie ^ http://www.freeimages.com/photo/malahide-harbour-1477822 ^ http://www.mltcc.com ^ http://www.groveltc.com/ ^ Perhaps uniquely in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, there is a single congregation of Howth
Howth
and Malahide, with one Kirk Session, but two buildings. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Archived 7 September 2012 at Archive.is
Archive.is
accessed 6 July 2007 the congregation's website accessed 7 July 2006. ^ " Malahide
Malahide
station" (PDF). Railscot – Irish Railways. Retrieved 3 September 2007.  ^ a b 'The Arches' bridge built back in 1844, Fingal
Fingal
Independent, 26 August 2009 ^ a b Tracks to be closed for several weeks, The Irish Times, 22 August 2009 ^ Inquiry focuses on seabed erosion, Frank McDonald and Ronan McGreevy, The Irish Times, 25 August 2009 ^ Alert on possible bridge damage given five days before collapse, Frank McDonald, The Irish Times, 26 August 2009 ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.  ^ http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/42n/ ^ http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/102/ ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Malahide.

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