Description: In 1185 Henry II of England granted 600 acres of land in Malahide to Richard Talbot. Malahide Castle was the home of the Talbot family until 1976 when the estate was sold to the Council. The castle was originally a Norman Tower House until the last quarter of the 18th century when it was extended and castellated. The 5th Lord Richard Talbot married Emily, great grand daughter of James Boswell, biographer of Dr. Johnson and the contents of the Boswell house came to Malahide in 1914. Among the items was the famous cabinet in which the world celebrated Boswell papers were discovered.
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