Malahide Tidy Towns have organised a tidy up of the green space between Seapark Hill and Seamount Road this coming Saturday (28th Nov 2020). They will be ably assisted by Malahide Lions Club members and Gaisce volunteers.
All additional volunteers are welcome. Social distancing will be observed. Volunteers are asked to wear masks. Malahide Tidy Towns will arrange bags, collection etc.
Volunteers should meet at 10.30 at Malahide Train station, or Seamount Road at 11am. Seapark / Biscayne / Moorings etc. volunteers are meeting at the Seapark Hill entrance.
About the Seapark Hill – Seamount Road Green Space
This hidden wilderness, located between Seapark Hill and Seamount Road, has wonderful views over Lambay and into Malahide village itself (You can see the spire of the church). It was formerly the back six/nine holes of the old Malahide Golf course. It is due to become a new park for Malahide. The existing right of way (shown in blue in the image below – green space 44) is used daily by over sixty students of Malahide Community School to walk to/from school.
The Malahide Community Forum is supporting the Seapark and Seamount residents associations in getting Fingal County Council to formalise and upgrade the existing right of way (it is currently a mud path through a field).
We all know that staying active is critical to our physical and mental health, especially during this challenging time.
To help residents to stay active, we’re publishing a series of “Malahide Looped Walks”, kindly mapped by local resident Stephen Macdonagh. Remember, as these are looped walks, you can start at any point in Malahide and join the walk at your nearest access point.
When asked to join the committee of St Sylvester’s GAA Healthy Club section in 2018 local retired teacher Stephen MacDonagh decided that the best way to contribute would be to form a local walking group to explore looped walks in the area. A group of about twenty walkers set out once a month, with the aim of encouraging people in the locality to get out and walk on a regular basis. Week after week more walkers tagged along and it wasn’t unusual to hear the comment “I’ve lived here for twenty years and I’ve never been down this way before!”
When Covid 19 struck earlier this year, social distancing guidelines meant that walking in groups was no longer practical so Stephen decided to map his favourite walks to enable walkers to get exercise locally and enjoy and explore the wonderful walks we have in our locality.
The fourth in our series of looped walks mapped by Stephen Macdonagh.
Begin at Malahide Castle (Swords Rd. gate). Walk along Swords Road to Castle Heath and turn left. Entering Abington keep straight and follow road to end and through gate. Between C and D on the map there is a woodland path (can be muddy). Cross the road at Auburn (carefully!) and enter Malahide Castle.
The third in our series of looped walks mapped by Stephen Macdonagh.
This 3km walk takes you from the village centre (Townyard Lane) along the inner Broadmeadow Estuary, up Sea Road to the junction with Yellow Walls Road. It turns left, along Yellow Walls Road towards the Dublin Road and Malahide Demesne. Follow the Dublin Road back into the village.
This is the second in our series of looped walks mapped by Stephen Macdonagh.
Malahide Castle perimeter walk is just over 4k but there are many permutations and combinations in this wonderful facility. This walk takes you through beautiful woods – with great views of the castle.
We all need to ensure we take exercise during this challenging time. This 6km walk is the first in a series of looped walks mapped by Stephen Macdonagh. The views from Robswall park, of Lambay and Irelands Eye are stunning. They change with the seasons, the light and the weather. This walk is wheelchair accessible, but does have some steep sections. If you bike this route – please remember that all paths in Fingal parks are “share with care” – pedestrians have priority.
Length: 6 km Surface: Paved paths Footwear: Walking shoes / runners (no need for hiking boots)
Life for dogs in Malahide recently got even better, with the addition of a dog walking track complete with water fonts to a quiet corner of Malahide Demesne.
We welcome and thank Fingal county council for the ongoing improvements to Malahide Demesne. We’re lucky to have wonderful parks, beaches and green spaces in Malahide and across Fingal.
We ask the council to please provide safe access to local amenities, especially for the vulnerable, mobility impaired, pedestrians and children / families on bikes.
We specifically ask the council to turn on the new pedestrian lights at Ashwood Hall on The Back Road, which were installed over 6 months ago, before the pandemic started. We thanked the council in March for “connecting communities to amenities” – little did we imagine that 6 months later, with traffic back to pre-pandemic levels, that these lights would still not be turned on. The lack of a safe crossing is forcing residents with small children to drive the 350 metres to the park, adding unnecessary traffic and congestion to the area.
The council has informed us that the issue lies with the ESB. Be that as it may, we ask the council, on behalf of the residents of Ashwood Hall, to liase with the relevant bodies to get these lights turned on immediately.