The Grand Hotel, originally known as the Royal Hotel, was constructed in 1835 by James Fagan of Feltrim, a British Parliament member. It was named “Royal Hotel” upon receiving a royal warrant, but later became the “Grand Hotel.” The arrival of the railway in Malahide in the 1900s boosted business, offering combined railway and hotel tickets. The hotel played a pivotal role during World War I as the potential Irish headquarters for the British Army. Post-WWII, it regained popularity for its stunning sunsets. The hotel underwent modernization and expansion, with ownership changes over the years. It remains a scenic and bustling establishment on Malahide’s coast.