Trip to Ireland

Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle, parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres of remaining estate parkland known as the Malahide Demesne Regional Park, close to the village of Malahide nine miles north of Dublin. The estate began in 1185, when Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied Henry II to Ireland in 1174, was granted the lands and harbor of Malahide. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century and it was home to the Talbot Family for almost 800 years, from 1185 until 1976, the only exception being the period from 1649–60, when Oliver Cromwell granted it over to his family during his conquest, but following his demise it was restored to the Talbots. The building notably improved in the reign of Edward IV, and the towers were added in 1765.The estate survived such losses as the Battle of the Boyne and the Penal Laws, even though the family remained Roman Catholic until 1774.


Hotel and flight Arrangements

Panned stay: July18-22
Flight to Dublin departs from Syracuse July 18 departs from Dublin July 22 (1775$ Round trip)
Staying at the Croke Park Hotel (896$/ 224$ a night)
Car rental arrangements (448$/ 112$ a day)
Leaving 381$ for spending