So much on your doorstep

Living in Waterside offers residents the opportunity to avail of a host of amenities in the surrounding locality.

The area offers a range of high quality Schools, Retailers, Sports Clubs and Leisure Facilities. Between Swords and Malahide, there are 7 Primary Schools, 6 Secondary Schools, and numerous Childcare Facilities, (including 2 Creches within the Waterside Development).

Numerous sporting clubs are available in the locality, catering for GAA, Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, Hockey, Cricket and Golf. Water sports facilities include Malahide Yacht Club and the Marina. Retail facilities include The Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords (offering 44,500 m2 of retail, leisure and restaurant facilities), Malahide Shopping Centre, Donnybrook Fair, as well as Airside Retail Park in Swords.


A rich history

The modern name Malahide (Mullach h-Ide) derives from the time of the arrival of the Normans, meaning “The Sandhills of the Hydes”, a Norman family from the Donabate area. The Vikings landed in Malahide 795 and the last Viking King of Dublin, McTurkill, retired to Malahide in 1171.

From the 12th century onwards, Malahide developed around the Talbot Castle. In 1547, it was described as one of the chief haven towns of Ireland because of its very safe harbour. At the turn of the 19th century, a small village had developed; coal, slate and timber were imported, Yellow Walls cotton mill and Killeen Terrace ribbon factory were in operation.

More recently, Malahide has become a popular destination for those who enjoy sailing, golfing and other outdoor pursuits. Malahide has expanded to cater for the large number of people seeking to live in the vibrant and prosperous village.

A VIBRANT Location


  • Avoca Malahide
  • Beechwood Country House
  • Bon Apetit Restaurant
  • Cafe Provence
  • Cape Greko
  • Carnegie Court Hotel/Harp Bar/Courtyard Restaurant
  • Geisha Malahide Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
  • Island View Hotel
  • Kajjal
  • Masterson’s
  • McGoverns Restaurant
  • Nautilus
  • Old Street Restaurant
  • Pink Elephant Thai Restaurant
  • Ruby’s Pizza & Grill
  • Sagarmatha Kitchen
  • Sanuk Thai
  • Siam Restaurant
  • T.G.I. Fridays
  • That’s Amore - Malahide
  • The Grand Hotel Malahide
  • The Greedy Goose Restaurant
  • The Old Schoolhouse Bar & Restaurant
  • Wrights Cafe Bar

Sports & Leisure

  • Fingal Sailing School
  • Malahide Basketball Club
  • Malahide Castle & Gardens
  • Malahide Cricket Club
  • Malahide Golf Club
  • Malahide Hockey Club
  • Malahide Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
  • Malahide Marina
  • Malahide Park, Off Estuary Road
  • Malahide Playground
  • Malahide Rugby Club
  • Malahide Yacht Club - Clubhouse
  • Malahide Yacht Club, Broadmeadows
  • Mint Fitness
  • St Sylvesters GAA Club
  • Swords Sailing & Boating Club
  • The Arena Health & Fitness Club
  • The Island Golf Club

Schools & Education

  • Colaiste Choilm
  • Fingal Community College
  • Holy FamilyJunior National School
  • Holywell Educate Together National School
  • Malahide Community School
  • Pope John Paul II National School
  • Saint Andrews National School
  • Saint Finian's Community College
  • St Colmcilles B.N.S.
  • St Cronan's Junior National School
  • St Oliver Plunkett School
  • The Old Borough National School
  • Thornleigh Educate Together

Retail & Shopping

  • AIB Bank
  • Airside Retail Park
  • Aldi
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Boots Pharmacy
  • Boroimhe Shopping Centre
  • Castle Shopping Centre
  • Donnybrook Fair
  • Lidl
  • Malahide Shopping Centre
  • Malahide & District Credit Union Limited
  • Permanent TSB
  • SuperValu
  • Tesco