Lambay accepts a limited number of pre-approved day visitors between the months of March and November. Island visits are subject to the tides, weather and availability of the resident Baring family members, who personally host all island guests.
Please note the island is closed to visitors in December, January and February.
Tours are a set single fee for groups of up to 12 people. Please note individual tickets are not available; if you wish to book for just one or two people as part of an existing tour group, please go through the IGS or RDS, who organise annual visits.
Boat transfers between Malahide and Lambay are organised by the tour operator and are included as part of the package. Boat timings are tide dependent and the sea crossing takes approximately 20 minutes.
Historical Architecture Tours
Set fee for groups of <6 or <12
starting from €1,240 / €1,480
Enjoy a two-hour private tour of the famous Lutyens architecture on Lambay, led by a member of the resident Baring family.
The private tour encompasses the work conceived by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Cecil Baring between 1908 and 1933 to transform Lambay into the architectural paradise it is today.
Discover Lambay Castle (exterior and interior of the C15th Old Fort), the family Mausoleum, the Bothy, Coastguard Cottages and Whitehouse (exterior), the C13th Chapel and the Real Tennis Court, with personal anecdotes from your guide.
VIP Lambay Whiskey Tours
Set fee for groups of <12
from €2,700 + VAT 23%
Enjoy a 45 minute tour of Lambay Castle with a member of the resident Baring family, followed by an expert whiskey tasting and masterclass with our Lambay Whiskey Brand Ambassador.
Complete your visit with a private viewing of the Sea Cask Room, where our single malt is matured in old Cognac casks. Finish with a taste of cask-strength whiskey and a special gift bag to take home.
Safari Walking Tours
Set fee for groups of <6 or <12
starting from €745 / €1,020
For nature lovers, here is a perfect opportunity to explore the wilder parts of Lambay and see some incredible wildlife in its natural island habitat. Seals, deer, wallabies and puffins to name but a few.
Enjoy a jolly sail over in the Naomi Leigh, complete with onboard BBQ for sausages, with our local living legend, Eamon McGrattan. Eamon will then guide you on a 2/3-hour walk of the island including the Chapel, the walled garden and a few historical spots including where the unfortunate RMS Tayleur met an early demise in 1854. A warming tea or coffee completes the experience.
Lambay Day Trips
For both corporate and private groups, Lambay provides a sensational and unforgettable venue with ample space for think tanks, conferences, workshops, fresh air walks, personal development and reflection, as well as a stunning setting for a lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
Day trips can be arranged where tides permit (<5 hours or 8-10 hours). Rates begin from €1,500 for a group of 6 people to include island access and venue hire, hosting by the Barings and a tour of Lambay Castle.
Boats, catering and all other activities are at additional cost. Please fill in our day trip form below and include as much detail as possible.