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Malahide is an affluent coastal suburban town outside Dublin city in Fingal, Ireland. It is also a civil parish in the ancient barony of Coolock. There are extensive residential areas to the south, southeast and west of the village.NameThe modern name Malahide may come from "Mullach Íde" meaning "the hill of Íde" or "Íde's sand-hill". It could also mean "Sand-hills of the Hydes" (from Mullac h-Íde) probably referring to a Norman family from the Donabate area. According to the Placenames Database of Ireland the name Malahide is possibly derived from the Irish "Baile Átha Thíd" meaning "the town of the ford of Thíd". Malahide Bay was anciently called Inber Domnann, the "river-mouth of the Fir Domnann".Location and accessMalahide is situated 16 kilometres north of the city of Dublin, lying between Swords, Kinsealy and Portmarnock. It is situated on the Broadmeadow (Bromwell) estuary, on the opposite side of which is Donabate.The village is served by the DART and the train, run by Irish Rail. The Dublin Bus 32, 42 and 102, the 32X and 142 peak hour express services, and 42N Nite-Link route serve the town from Dublin City Centre. Route 102 serves local areas to / from Dublin Airport ( via Swords ) and Sutton Station (via Portmarnock ).Plan how to spend your time in Malahide and other destinations in Ireland using our Ireland travel itinerary planner.
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