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Dog On Malahide Beach | by infomatique
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Dog On Malahide Beach

Malahide, despite the surrounding, and ongoing, development, has retained a village atmosphere in the centre, and retail facilities are on a modest scale, including a single small supermarket in a modest shopping centre, and many shops on the central streets. There is a broad range of pubs and restaurants, and a mid-sized hotel, the Grand Hotel.


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 August 15th.


Near to the village itself is Malahide Castle and demesne, including, gardens, which were once the estate of Baron Talbot of Malahide.

The 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 (with a small museum at 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 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.

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Taken on October 13, 2007