"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
Lambay Tours & Day Trip Packages
Please note the island is closed to visitors in the Winter months.
INDIVIDUAL BOOKINGS: if you are looking to join an existing tour, you can book individual spaces on Eamon McGrattan's wonderful Nature & History Walking Tours (see below). Please note these trips are not suitable for children under the age of 12 and a reasonable level of fitness is required.
PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS: You can also book privately with Eamon for groups of up to 12 and request a more bespoke offering, for example if you are more interested in the architecture than the nature, or if you wish to bring children as part of a family day out.
All other day trips to Lambay must be arranged on a private group basis only, and there are set fees for groups of up to six, 12 and above. Again, the tours are not tailored towards children but if you wish to arrange a family day out including little ones, please contact us for options.
Boat transfers between Malahide and Lambay are organised by Lambay and are included as part of the day trip package. Boat timings are tide dependent and the open sea crossing takes approximately 25 minutes.
Historical Architecture Tour
Set fee for private groups of <12
starting from €1,680
Enjoy a two-hour private tour of the famous Lutyens architecture on Lambay, led by a resident family member or close friend of the island.
The tour encompasses the works conceived by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, and patrons Cecil & Maude Baring, between 1908 and 1933 which transformed 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 White House (exterior), the C18th Chapel and the Real Tennis Court, with personal anecdotes from your guide.
Nature Walking Tour
Individual spaces: €130 pp
Set fee for private groups:
€780 for <6 / €1,320 for <12
For nature lovers, this 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 and depending on the season!
Enjoy a jolly sail over in the Naomi Leigh with our local living legend, Eamon McGrattan. Eamon will then guide you on a relaxed 3-hour walk of the island including the Real Tennis Court and Chapel, into the Walled Kitchen Garden and up through the wilder parts of the island to where the unfortunate RMS Tayleur met an early demise in 1854. Enjoy incredible views from the island summit, before returning to the harbour for refreshments and time for a dip in the sea on Lambay's private sandy beach.
Bespoke Day Trips
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suitable for private or corporate groups
If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience to share with your work team or family and friends, we can arrange a bespoke trip to Lambay tailored to your specific needs.
Lambay can provide everything from meeting spaces and high-speed wi-fi to team-building, personal development and connection workshops designed and led by some of Ireland's most established facilitators.
A tour of the historical architecture or a guided nature walk can be arranged as part of your visit, as well as delicious fresh food and refreshments to suit your requirements.