"A square mile of rock and turf washed by waves from the Irish sea,
honeycombed with caverns which are the home of great grey seals,
a Castle unique in plan, a little chapel, an abandoned coastguard station,
an enchanting animal life, a fascinating history - these are Lambay."
- Lawrence Weaver, Country Life, 1912
Please note the island is closed to visitors in the Winter months.
Lambay welcomes a limited number of pre-arranged guests between the months of April and September. Island visits are subject to the tides, weather and availability of the resident Baring family and our local island guides. Great care is taken to protect the island's natural eco-system from heavy footfall.
Visits to Lambay are arranged on a private basis only, and there are set fees for groups of up to 6 or 12 people. Individuals hoping to join an existing tour are welcome contact Eamon McGrattan who offers Nature Walking Tours for mixed groups.
Boat transfers between Malahide and Lambay are organised by Lambay and included as part of the tour package. Boat timings are tide dependent and the open sea crossing takes approximately 20 minutes.