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.
For overnight stays, please visit our Accommodation page. O'Connells Cottage is available to book for groups of up to 6 people. The Whitehouse and Castle may occasionally be booked by pre-approved guests only. For day visits, please see below.
Lambay Tour Packages
Tours are a set single fee for groups of up to 6 or 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, you will need to join the RDS, who organise regular visits for their members.
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 €1,230 / €1,500
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 €780 / €1,320
For nature lovers, here is a perfect opportunity to explore the wilder parts of Lambay and, if you are lucky*, see some of the island's incredible wildlife in its natural habitat. Seals, deer, wallabies and puffins to name but a few.
Enjoy a jolly sail over in the Naomi Leigh with our local living legend, Eamon McGrattan. Eamon will then guide you on a 2/3-hour walk of the island including the Real Tennis Court and Chapel, past the Walled Garden and up through the wilder parts of the island to where the unfortunate RMS Tayleur met an early demise in 1854. A warming tea or coffee completes the experience.
*Safari Walk: please note the wildlife on Lambay is lucky enough to have a safe and undisturbed habitat with no natural predators. While we cannot guarantee that you will see any of the animals up close, there are times when you may end up within a few short metres of nesting seabirds, our shy wallabies and beautiful seal pups. Please take great care not to disturb the animals and under no circumstances should you try to touch them. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
If you wish to incorporate one of the above tours into a longer day trip, with a meal or some other activities, please scroll down for more information and our Day Trip booking form.
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.