Come out of Biscayne House and walk one minute to the seafront and there are two Islands clearly visible from the Coast Road and the beaches, Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island. Take a walk up Paddy’s Hill behind Biscayne House and you’ll witness a beautiful panoramic view.
This Island was originally known as Inis Erean, meaning Eria’s Island. Eria is a woman’s name and when the Vikings arrived they replaced Inis in the name with Ey, which is the Norse word for Island. Over the centuries the name became corrupted from Inis Ereanto Erin’s Ey to Ireland’s Eye. There is a ruined monastic church dating to the 7th century on the Island and a Martello Tower, constructed in the NapoleonicWars.
The Island is a protected nature reserve and an important habitat for many species of seabirds, including guillemot, kittiwake, gannet, cormorant, puffin and razorbi.
This island takes it’s name from the Norse Lamb-Ey, meaning Lamb Island. The Island was the site of a monastery, founded by Saint Colmcille and was later occupied by the Vikings. Over the years the island has been used variously for farming and mining and also as an internment camp during the Williamite Wars. The Island was purchased by the Baring family of bankers in 1904 and remains in their ownership to the present day.
Biscayne House Details
Biscayne House Bed & Breakfast 57 Biscayne, Coast Road, Malahide, County Dublin.
Biscayne House is located just outside the picturesque village of Malahide, north of Dublin city. The Business was established in 1997 and is owned and managed by Roger and Wannipa Geraghty.
The combination of Irish and Thai nationality ensures that every guest receives a very warm welcome and a pleasant stay.
There are lovely views overlooking the Irish sea at the front.
Convenient to Malahide Castle, scenic walks, fishing, swimming, sailing amenities, sandy beaches, sports clubs and there are several excellent pubs and restaurants within walking distance.
Getting to Biscayne House and Malahide
Biscayne House B&B is just 10 minutes drive from Dublin Airport.
There is a bus service to and from Dublin Airport – Number 102
The Timetable can be viewed at – www.dublinbus.ie
The bus service from the airport costs €2.50 per person.
There is a local Taxi service available to any destination and early Airport runs.
Taxis to and from the Airport cost approximately €20.
The number 32 is the best bus to take when travelling from Dublin City to Biscayne House.
The bus leaves from Lower Abbey Street in the city centre approximately every forty five minutes.
The bus stop is 100 metres from Biscayne House.
The bus fare to and from the city is €2.80 each way
There is also a rail service to and from the city centre in the centre of the village.
Travelling by bus from Dublin Airport to Biscayne House, take the number 102 all the way to Malahide and stay on the bus through the village and up the coast road. Get off at the 2nd Bus Stop after Oscar Taylor’s Steak House and the Island View Hotel.
When you get off the bus walk back 100 metres towards Malahide and the entrance to Biscayne is across the road.
You’ll see the finger post sign for Biscayne House and we are number 57 up on the corner.
Travelling by car, go through Malahide village and up the Coast Road. Take the second turn right after Oscar Taylor’s Steak House and the Island View Hotel. At the turn into Biscayne, you’ll see a finger post sign saying “Biscayne House keep left” and we are number 57 up on the corner.
Any problems ring us at 01-8541459 or 086-2316478
Roger & Wannipa Geraghty