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  I took my 6th class on the tour of the Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre. From start to finish it was very well organised, I would recommend this trip for... read more

    325aliziag
    April 13, 2022

    star rating  Top class tour. Excellent re-enactors. Well worth the time to enjoy the Castle and ramble the old town.

    Sunshine782182
    April 12, 2022

    star rating  The guides were so informative and really pleasant. The actors were incredibly realistic and funny. I learned so much in an entertaining way. Highly recommend

    jennybelmont
    April 4, 2022
  • star rating  The Castle itself is beautiful and the history behind it very interesting, however what made it special for me and my partner was the people who work there. They organized... read more

    fippolito92
    March 15, 2022

    star rating  Go in there with as little information about what this experience will be like and just be enthralled.

    I don’t want to spoil what you see by telling you.... read more

    neilsM4286MI
    December 13, 2021

    star rating  Wonderful. I went in, thinking it was just a small walk thru museum with a few diagrams you read. It ended up being a guided tour with re-enactors showing what... read more

    artemistheartist
    November 29, 2021
  • star rating  Was really impressed with this tour and would highly recommend it. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and the actors really added to it, bringing history to life and making... read more

    Journey825429
    September 23, 2021

    star rating  Dalkey castle is only a small castle but it was a wonderful visit. The staff are very friendly and host an efficient tour of the castle. One guide speaks giving... read more

    ArnieMawbs
    September 15, 2021

    star rating  This is an excellent piece of history captured in the castle in Dalkey. I believe the staff are mostly if not all volunteers. Excellent.

    StephenCr0ss
    September 5, 2021
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