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"Malahide" () is an affluent coastal suburban town, near Dublin city, located in the administrative county of FingalCounty of Fingal. Available: Retrieved: 27 August 2007.Abolition of County Dublin. Available: Retrieved: 27 August 2007., within the traditional County Dublin, Ireland. It has a village-like centre and extensive residential areas to the south, west and northwest.

The modern name Malahide (Mullach Íde) derives from around the 12th century, and may (from Mullach h-Íde) mean the "sandhills of the Hydes", probably referring to a Norman family from the Donabate area.

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Malahide from the air
Malahide is situated 16 kilometres north of the city of Dublin, lying between Swords, Kinsealy and Portmarnock. It is situated on the Broadmeadow estuary, on the opposite side of which is Donabate.
Malahide Harbour

The village is served by the DART. The northside Commuter Rail route that extends to Dundalk is currently unavailable due to the collapse of the viaduct across the Broadmeadow Estuary that links Malahide with Donabate. The Dublin Bus 42 route serves the town as well.

While there are some remnants of prehistoric activity, Malahide is known to have become a persistent settlement from the coming of the Vikings, who landed in 795, and used Malahide Estuary (along with Baldoyle) as a convenient base. With the arrival of the Anglo-Normans, the last Danish King of Dublin retired to the area in 1171. From the 1180s, the history of the area is tied to that of the Talbot family of Malahide Castle, who were granted extensive lands in the area and over the centuries following developed their estate, and the small harbour settlement.

By the early 19th century, the village had a population of over 1000, and a number of local industries, including salt harvesting, while the harbour continued in commercial operation, with landings of coal and construction materials. By 1831, the population had reached 1223. The area grew in popularity in Georgian times as a seaside resort for wealthy Dublin city dwellers. This is still evident today from the fine collection of Georgian houses in the town and along the seafront, and Malahide is still a popular spot for day-trippers, especially in the summer months.

In the 1960s, developers began to build housing estates around the village core of Malahide, launching the first, "Ard na Mara" in 1964. Further estates followed, to the northwest, south and west, but the village core remained intact, with the addition of a "marina apartment complex" development adjacent to the village green.

Malahide grew from a population of 67 in 1921 to 1500 in 1960 and later to between 20,000 and 25,000 in 2006, and is still a rapidly growing town for the Dublin area. Most of the population lives outside the core, in residential areas such as "Seapark", "Biscayne", "Robswall", "Chalfont", "Yellow Walls", "Ard Na Mara", "Seabury" and "Gainsborough".

In Malahide village there are extensive retail facilities and services including fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, florists, food outlets, and a small shopping centre. Traditional shopfronts and several cobble-lock side streets give the village an intimate and welcoming feel. There are a broad range of pubs (including Gibney"s, Smyth"s and Duffy"s) and restaurants and the 150-room "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 15.
St. Sylvester"s Well, Old Street, Malahide, 1989

Malahide also has a substantial marina.
The Marina

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

Malahide is part of the Dáil Éireann constituency of Dublin North, whose four current elected representatives are Michael Kennedy of Fianna Fáil, first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2007; Trevor Sargent of the Green Party, first elected in 1992; Darragh O"Brien of Fianna Fáil, first elected in 2007; and James Reilly of Fine Gael, first elected in 2007.

The town is traditionally seen as a Fianna Fáil constituency, though a Fine Gael seat was held until the 2002 general elections. Past sitting TDs have included Nora Owen (Fine Gael), Sean Ryan (Labour), and the Fianna Fáil member G.V. Wright, who was disgraced after an incident in which he drove his car into a nurse while over the legal alcohol limit for driving.

Malahide forms part of the Howth/Malahide Local Electoral Ward of Fingal County Council. The current Malahide based representatives of the five seat ward are Councillor Alan Farrell (Fine Gael) & Councillor Eoghan O"Brien (Fianna Fáil). Although not resident of Malahide, the other three representatives are Councillor Peter Coyle (Labour - Portmarnock), Councillor Cian O"Callaghan (Labour - Sutton) & Councillor Joan Maher (Fine Gael - Bayside).

eisure and organisation
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.

There are also a wide variety of sports clubs within the Malahide area. Rugby, soccer, GAA sports, sailing, hockey, golf, cricket and basketball are all well represented.

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*St Sylvesters is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.

Malahide Basketball Club was formed in 1977 and currently fields 2 senior ladies teams and 8 junior girls teams (from under 10 to under 18). They train and play all their home matches at Malahide Community School.

Malahide Cricket Club () was founded in 1861 and is situated within Malahide Castle demesne, near the railway station. The club has over 400 members and is open all year round. The club currently fields 20 teams (5 Senior Men’s, 3 Ladies, 12 youth and a Taverners side). Both the men’s and women’s premier teams compete (in their respective leagues) at the highest grade of cricket played in Ireland. The club is currently seeking an international standard (ODI - One Day International) pitch within Malahide Demesne which it hopes to complete by the summer of 2010. This project will also see the development of a 2nd "club" pitch on the nearby Lady Acre within Malahide Demesne.

"Malahide United AFC" () was founded in 1944 and currently fields 60 schoolboy/girl teams, from Under 7 to Under 18, and 4 senior teams. They have two "Academies", the first one catering for the 5, 6 and 7 year olds and the second one for the 8, 9 and 10 years olds. With over 1,000 registered players, Malahide United is one of the largest clubs in Ireland. The home ground is Gannon Park, which comprises two 11-a-side pitches, one 7-a-side pitch, one 11-a-side floodlit all-weather pitch, one floodlit 5-a-side/warm up all-weather pitch and full clubhouse facilities.

Further pitches are used in Malahide Castle (two 7/9-a-sides and three 11-a-sides) with a further 11-a-side pitch in Broomfield, Malahide

"Aston Village FC" was established back in 1994. Their current home ground is Malahide Castle and a local company is their main sponsor. They have three strong senior teams competing in both the U.C.F.L and the A.U.L leagues. Although small in size they still cater for up to 100 senior players with ages ranging from 16 – 43 years of age.

Malahide Rugby Club ( is located in a modern clubhouse and sports ground opposite the scenic Malahide estuary on Estuary Road. Originally founded in 1922, Malahide Rugby Club had to disband during World War II due to lack of available players. However, in 1978 the club was reformed and now fields three senior men"s teams, one women"s team, four youth teams and six "mini" rugby teams.

There are two sailing clubs (including Swords Sailing & Boating Club), , Fingal Sailing School, and a 350-berth marina.

Malahide Golf Club opened in 1892, moving to a new location in 1990. It has a 2-storey clubhouse completed in May 1990, with 1,000 square metres, including bars, a restaurant, conference room and a snooker room. The 17th is a notoriously difficult hole known to locals as "Cromwell"s Delight", due to its narrow fairways and dominant bunkers.

There are five schools in the environs of Malahide, four primary and one secondary.
* St Sylvester"s Infant School
* St Andrews National School
* St Oliver Plunkett"s National School

The area has two Roman Catholic parishes, a Church of Ireland parish and forms part of a Presbyterian community, with a church built in 1956 as the first Presbyterian church in the Republic of Ireland since 1922 (it is one of two churches of the Congregation of Howth and Malahide)Perhaps uniquely in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, there is a single congregation of Howth and Malahide, with one Kirk Session, but two buildings. accessed 6 July 2007 accessed 7 July 2006..

Malahide railway station opened on 25 May 1844. It is now one of the northern termini of the DART system, (the other being Howth). The station features a heritage garden and an attractive ironwork canopy. The ironwork in the canopy contains the monogram of the Great Northern Railway ("GNR"), who operated the route prior to nationalisation of the railways.

The railway crosses the Broadmeadow estuary on a Broadmeadow viaduct known locally as "The Arches"., Fingal Independent, 26 August 2009 The original viaduct was a wooden structure built in 1844, which was replaced with an iron structure in 1860 and a pre-cast structure in 1966-7.

iaduct collaps

On 21 August 2009 the 18:07 train from Balbriggan to Connolly was passing over the viaduct when the driver noticed a subsidence and the embankment giving way on the northbound track., The Irish Times, 22 August 2009 The train passed over the bridge before it collapsed and the driver alerted authorities.

An inquiry is investigating the possibility that sea bed erosion is the primary cause of the collapse., Frank McDonald and Ronan McGreevy, The Irish Times, 25 August 2009

A member of Malahide Sea Scouts had contacted Iarnród Éireann five days before the collapse about possible damage to the viaduct and a change in water flow around it., Frank McDonald, The Irish Times, 26 August 2009

* Malahide was the hometown of U2 bassist Adam Clayton and The Edge.
* Malahide was the hometown of Chewed Giblet, Forthron The Evil, Jean De Baptiste and St Francis of Haitus.
* Notable Malahide residents Ronan Keating, Brendan Gleeson, Westlife"s Nicky Byrne, Cecilia Ahern,and Olympic sailors David Burrows & Ciara Peelo.

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