History Springs to Life at
Dalkey Castle

 

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Experiences at Dalkey Castle

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ABOUT US

Castle & Heritage

The award-winning Dalkey Castle stands sentinel over our acclaimed heritage town, within easy reach of Dublin city. A trip by Dart will rapidly transport you to the Castle where you can engage with the actors in an immersive, time travel experience. Step into modern Dalkey in our Writers’ Gallery with its coterie of writers and creative artists from Joyce to Bono and Beckett to Maeve Binchy.

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EXPERIENCES

Living History

History springs to life at Dalkey Castle where three costumed actors lead an immersive medieval Living History experience. Prepare for a close shave with the Barber-Surgeon, watch wide-eyed at the curious culinary creations of the Cook and assist the Archer in keeping a keen watch for approaching enemies, whilst taking in the astonishing aerial views from the battlements.

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THE VISIT

Castle & Heritage

THE VISIT combines an exploration of the Early Christian Church, rare medieval Townhouse Castle and an exciting, contemporary, award-winning visitor experience. Actors from Deilg Inis Living History Theatre Company bring the history to colourful life. Climb to the battlements for magnificent views of sea and mountains. Browse in the Writers’ Gallery where you will be enthralled by the forty-five writers and creative artists from Joyce to Bono and Beckett to Maeve Binchy.

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Directions & Transport

Dalkey is on the coast, just south of Dublin City Centre. The DART journey is a relaxing experience travelling along the beautiful coast line with magnificent sea views.

Dalkey is approx. 30-35 minutes from Connolly, Tara or Pearse stations (travelling south).

Dalkey Castle postcode for Google Maps is A96 DE61.

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Opening Times

We are open six days a week, all year round.
Closed every Tuesday.

January - May & September - December

Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00 - 17.30

June, July & August

Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00 - 18.00

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Tickets & Info

ADULTS €13.95*

CONCESSION / STUDENT €12.95*

CHILD (4-12 YEARS) €10.50*

FAMILY (2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN) €38.00*

*Plus Booking Fees

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What our Visitors say...

  • star rating  Thought this might be the usual mundane castle tour but we were pleasantly surprised, very informative tour, NOT boring, learnt a lot, and they used actors to portray historical characters... read more

    laura g
    September 11, 2022

    star rating  Went on a Saturday and there was about 20 people altogether for the tour. Was brilliant from start to finish, the actors really make the experience.

    whacker01
    September 11, 2022

    star rating  The guides were highly knowledgeable and willing to answer all the questions I had. As a historian, that made me happy.
    The actors did a fine job, and used... read more

    Paulkoontz
    September 7, 2022
  • star rating  The Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is amazing. I really enjoyed the living history tour. This makes the guided tour to be much more exciting. It is an unforgettable experience.... read more

    35katalind
    August 22, 2022

    star rating  Really enjoyable tour. The guide was lovely and the actors brought the castle to life at the same time as being very amusing. Very well pitched for... read more

    Pauline S
    August 15, 2022

    star rating  The actors and our tour guide really brought the castle to life for us. Children and adults really enjoyed the visit. Highly recommended.

    Lwb50
    August 2, 2022
  • star rating  Extremely enjoyable Living History tour perfectly pitched fir adults and children. Outstanding team.

    meadowmgt
    July 19, 2022

    star rating  Everything in this visit is great. I went with my two teenage sons and they had a wonderful time. The best part, the actors-guides, with a wonderful sense of humour.... read more

    Elenagil72
    July 16, 2022

    star rating  This was an absolute must do! We happened upon it, jumped on the tour, and were so pleased we did! We learnt many interesting historical facts of years gone by,... read more

    Roving31691099401
    July 16, 2022
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