We’ve long known that Malahide is a magical place – now it’s official!
Fairies have set up home in a number of “fairy forts” in the Malahide area. The Active Travel sub-committee of the Malahide Community Forum has obtained photographs and mapped the location of the fairy forts (see below).
To date, forts have been located in Estuary Park (Seabury), Inbhir Ide, Hanlon’s Lane, Strand Court and The Back Road. If you’re aware of additional forts, please let us know.
Please don’t get too close to the forts (unless you have a gift for the fairies). Apparently one naughty child attempted to remove some of the fairies’ possessions – and the child hasn’t been seen since.
Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk, Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap, And white owl’s feather!
(From “The Fairies” – by William Allingham)
Length: Approx. 4K end to end (not a looped walk)
Surface: Fully paved – wheelchair accessible
Footwear: Ordinary footwear