Malahide looped walks – 4. Abington, Streamstown and Castle

Abington, Streamstown and Castle – Click to view route details:
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Between C and D on the map there is a lovely woodland path (can be muddy – very!)

The fourth in our series of looped walks mapped by Stephen Macdonagh. See all Malahide Looped Walks.

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.

For a longer walk, combine this route with a walk in the Castle and some or all of the Seamount and Paddy’s Hill walk . Please remember to share our paths roads and parks with care.

While this walk is wheelchair accessible, the path from Abington to Streamstown (C to D on map) can be very muddy.

Length: 3 km
Surface: Mix of paved and mud path (can be very muddy).
Footwear: Hiking boots / wellies recommended as path C to D can be very muddy.

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Latest Notes

Here are the notes for October 2020.

The notes of our previous meetings are available on our monthly notes page.

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Malahide looped walks – 3. Back Strand, Sea Rd and Yellow Walls

Back Strand, Sea Rd and Yellow Walls – Click to view route details:
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View of Malahide Village from the Back Strand

The third in our series of looped walks mapped by Stephen Macdonagh. See all Malahide Looped Walks.

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.

For a longer walk, combine this route with a walk in the Castle and some or all of the Seamount and Paddy’s Hill walk . Please remember to share our paths roads and parks with care.

This walk is wheelchair accessible.

Length: 3 km
Surface: Fully paved
Footwear: Walking shoes / runners (no need for hiking boots)

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Malahide looped walks – 2. Malahide Castle Perimeter

Autumn leaves in Malahide Demesne
Click to view route details: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1FxNmIF9CswIFvFu5lllU3q92jPG24K2t&usp=sharing

This is the second in our series of looped walks mapped by Stephen Macdonagh. See all Malahide Looped Walks.

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.

You can easily combine a walk in the Castle with some or all of the Seamount and Paddy’s Hill walk . Please remember to share our paths roads and parks with care.

This walk is wheelchair accessible.

Length: 4 km
Surface: Mix of paved and crushed ash paths (good drainage after rain)
Footwear: Walking shoes / runners (no need for hiking boots)

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Malahide looped walks – 1. Seamount and Paddy’s Hill

View of Lambay island from Robswall Park
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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. See all Malahide Looped Walks.

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)

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Latest Notes

Here are the notes for September 2020.

The notes of our previous meetings are available on our monthly notes page.

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It’s a dog’s life – thanks – but please activate pedestrian lights

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.

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Latest Notes

Here are the notes for August 2020.

The notes of our previous meetings are available on our monthly notes page.

Latest Notes

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Latest Notes

Here are the notes for July 2020.

The notes of our previous meetings are available on our monthly notes page.

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Keeping New Street family friendly and alcohol free

New Street Malahide

Fingal county council has pedestrianised New Street for a 10 week pilot project. However, many residents have expressed concern that the pedestrianisation of New Street will result in alcohol consumption on the street. The Malahide Community Forum wrote to an Garda Siochana seeking reassurance. We received the following reply from Superintendent Gerard Donnelly.

I can confirm that I as District Officer and the Licencing Inspector for this District met with Fingal County Council and Representatives of local Publicans on 24th June 2020 to reiterate An Garda Siochana’s stance that the serving and consumption of alcohol on New Street, Malahide will not be permitted. All parties concerned were in agreement with this stance. This situation will be monitored to ensure compliance.

You may read the full text of our query and Superintendent Donnelly’s reply here. 

If you observe law breaking of any nature, please let the Gardai know. The Malahide Garda station phone number is: (01) 666 4600

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