The Millbank Theatre
The Millbank Theatre opened in 1988. Since the theatre first opened, almost 100,000 patrons have enjoyed over 90 productions by Rush Dramatic Society.
Throughout the year, they stage five productions by Rush Dramatic Society.
They also host numerous musical gigs and community events throughout the year.
Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is Ireland’s hidden gem. Set in spectacular parklands overlooking the Irish Sea with a magnificent view of the Mourne Mountains. As well as the castle, the demesne features a walled and rose garden both of which present an orderly profusion of colour.
Ardgillan Park also has a great children's playground so your little ones can enjoy the day as much as you.
Rush harbour is a great place to explore when the tide goes out little ones will love to search the rocks and pools for aquatic life it also has a number of excellent restaurants and pubs nearby.
Rush harbour festival is on in June every year and is always a great few days out for the whole family as entertainment is in abundance for young and old alike.
This is great Irish Pub that has an exceptional sea food menu and very reasonable prices.
The Harbour Bar always gets rave reviews for it's friendly staff, great atmosphere and best quality food cooked to perfection.
Set overlooking the beautiful Malahide marina, Nautilus Restaurant focuses on serving local seasonal produce cooked with classic technique and imaginative flair, presented to you by a professional team of attentive waiting staff.
At Ollies Place you can be guaranteed to find the perfect blend of exceptional food, great wines and an atmosphere that is second to none!
‘The Grill’ at Ollies boasts our own Caroline Lacey, a highly respected chef and the perfect choice for The Grill at Ollies.
Rush Golf Club
Rush Golf Club, founded in 1943 is a links course with panoramic views of Lambay Island and Dublin Bay. The links of Rush Golf Course is located in the middle of some of the most famous and best links territory in the entire golfing world, let alone Ireland. Ivan Morris, in his book 'Ireland's Best 9-Hole Golf Courses' described Rush Golf Club as the one of the Top Three 9-Hole Links in Ireland. He also rated the 5th hole as 'well worth the time and effort of criss-crossing the Country to play, describing it as having a feel of Royal Lytham & St.Anne's about it'.
With a new Clubhouse built in 2002 complimenting the natural contours of the course, the bar and restaurant offer a friendly and comfortable setting with views of the 1st and 9th holes. Rush is one of the few clubs that has been fortunate enough to keep its old world charm and as a links, it is playable all year round.
How far back can you catalogue your family tree? Well at Malahide Castle and Gardens the history of the Talbot family dates back to as far as 1175 and is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic castle was home to the Talbot family for over 800 years.
There are four main reception rooms and bedrooms open to the public as part of our guided tours of the castle. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will take you on a journey through time and give you an extraordinary glimpse into the life in the castle during the 800 years that the Talbot family resided there- right up until 1975!
Highlights of the tour are the beautiful reception rooms, The Oak Room, The Small & Large Drawing Rooms and the Great Hall, home to the original Battle of the Boyne painting- on loan from the National Gallery of Ireland. The castle is adorned with beautiful period furniture and an extensive collection of paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland.
Newgrange is the best known Irish passage tomb and dates to c.3,200BC. The large mound is approximately 80m in diameter and is surrounded at its base by a kerb of 97 stones. The most impressive of these stones is the highly decorated Entrance Stone.
The mound covers a single tomb, which consists of a long passage and a cross-shaped chamber. The passage points to the southeast and is just less than 19 m long. It leads in to a chamber with three recesses. A corbelled roof covers the chamber. To construct the roof, the builders overlapped layers of large rocks until the roof could be sealed with a capstone, 6 metres above the floor. After 5000 years, the roof at Newgrange is still water proof.
A circle of standing stones also surrounds Newgrange. Its purpose is unclear, although recent research indicates that it could have had an astronomical function. The Stone Circle was erected sometime after 2000BC since excavation have shown that one of the stones of the circle lies directly on top of the Early Bronze Age Pit Circle. Originally there may have been more stones in the circle. Possibly some were broken up over the years. This was the final phase of building at Newgrange. Full moon over the great circle at Newgrange