Welcome to the new Malahide Historical Society website.

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New Members

Malahide Historical Society welcomes new members. Joining is easy - fill in this New Member Application form  or just send an email to us at the address below and we will send you an application form: malahidehistoricalsociety2@gmail.com

The annual subscription is just €15 but do not send any money at this stage.

​Alternatively write to: 

The Secretary, Malahide Historical Society, 31 Millview Lawns, Malahide, Dublin, Co. Dublin, K36 D660.

Family History Enquiries

The Society does not maintain genealogical records and does not have facilities for dealing with family history enquiries. We can recommend the following local genealogy service CB Genealogy at www.cbgenealogy.ie   The links page offers some pointers that may be of help.

Monthly talks

Between October and May we run a series of monthly lectures on local and national historical topics. During Covid restrictions these were held online over Zoom.


‘Dr Kathleen Lynn, founder of the first children’s hospital in Ireland’ 

by Dr. Mary McAuliffe

Admission €5 (cash or card accepted)

2021 - 2022 programme:
Oct. 2021 Tues. 12th‘Smuggling in North County Dublin’. Paddy Ryan (MHS)
Nov. 2021 Tues. 9th. ‘Brian Inglis - from TV star to Paranormalist’  Neil Langdon Inglis, (son of Brian Inglis)
Dec. 2021 Tues. 7th.  ‘Photographs of Malahide and the Surrounding Area’ Brian Dooley (MHS)
Jan. 2022 Tues 11th. ‘The Coast Watchers: Neutral Ireland’s 2nd World War frontline, 1939-45’ Dr. Michael Kennedy
Feb. 2022 Tues. 8th ‘Schools in Malahide’ Dara McGivern
Mar. 2022 Tues. 8th. ‘Dr Kathleen Lynn, founder of the first children’s hospital in Ireland’ Dr. Mary McAuliffe
April 2022 Tues. 12th‘The Dublin Tramways’ Clifton Flewitt
May 2022 Tues. 10th  ‘The Fagans of Feltrim’ Eamon Madden

We welcome suggestions regarding speakers or topics, preferably with a local relevance. Ideas to: malahidehistoricalsociety2@gmail.com

Further reading:

If you have roots in Malahide

'Malahide Snapshot 1901'

By Gerry Kingston

An analysis of the people, society and economy of central Malahide as revealed in the 1901 census. The book also has a template for doing a similar detailed analysis of any other district.

Available from Manor Books,Church Road, Malahide

Further  reading:

Want to learn lots more about Malahide?

'Old Malahide' 

By Roger Greene

The story of over 100 locations around Malahide.

Available from: Manor Books,Church Road, Malahide and at MHS museum at Malahide Castle.  

Further reading:

'Portmarnock - its People and Townlands - A History'

By Garry Ahern

Local features, land ownership and salient historical events in the ten townlands comprising Portmarnock.

Available from Spar and Lidl in Portmarnock; also Hodges Figgis, Dublin.
(Mail Order from enquiries@hodgesfiggis.ie)

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