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 and our local island guides.
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. For day visits, please see below.
Lambay Tour & Day Trip Packages
Visits to Lambay are arranged on a private basis only, and there are set fees for groups of up to 6 or 12 people. Unfortunately we cannot cater to enquiries for individuals looking to join an existing tour, but you are welcome to join the RDS, who organise annual visits to Lambay for their members.
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 sea crossing takes approximately 20 minutes.
Historical Architecture Tours
Set fee for groups of <6 or <12
starting from €1,120 / €1,680
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 C18th Chapel and the Real Tennis Court, with personal anecdotes from your guide.
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.
VIP Whiskey Experience
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.
For both corporate and private groups, Lambay provides a sensational and unforgettable destination with ample space for fresh air walks, personal development and reflection, think tanks, conferences, workshops, as well as a stunning setting for a lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
If you wish to incorporate one of the above tours into a longer day trip, with a meal or some other activities, please select from the options in our Day Trip booking form below.
To make an enquiry, please fill in our day trip form using the below link and include as much detail as possible.