History Springs to Life at
Dalkey Castle


Heritage Evenings

Experiences at Dalkey Castle



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.

Dalkey Castle


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.



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.

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre Picture Conor McCabe Photography
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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.


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*


CHILD (4-12 YEARS) €10.50*


*Plus Booking Fees


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What our Visitors say...

  • star rating  Our boys aged 9-11 loved this tour, more than any other we took on the trip. The living history re enactments were educational and entertaining, especially the archerwho both made... read more

    June 25, 2022

    star rating  Fab day of celebrations at Bloomsday ! Enactment of Ulysses schoolroom scene chapter in wonderful setting of castle and glorious walk around famous spots in novel eloquently described by... read more

    June 19, 2022

    star rating  This tour should not be missed! The Heritage Center at Dalkey Castle has been really well done and is informative and educational. The tour included a DVD presentation,... read more

    May 28, 2022
  • star rating  Highly recommend going. I went with my sister and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was entertaining and informative at the same time. There were live actors that... read more

    May 25, 2022

    star rating  We do like the lovely authentic characters of the Castle, their stories and performances. Beware of the barber, he could suggest you to do a bloodletting. (It's a joke.)

    May 23, 2022

    star rating  The story of the tower and Dalkey through history was told in an interesting and lighted hearted way. A very friendly place to visit. There is something here for people... read more

    April 30, 2022
  • star rating  The whole experience was great. We took the living history tour. Lots of great information, fun and the views from the top are beautiful.

    April 28, 2022

    star rating  A most remarkable surviving example of a typical Late Medieval Tower House. This fortified townhouse served as a residence for a notable local family and was dually employed as a... read more

    April 28, 2022

    star rating  excellent place to visit

    very useful and learnt a lot about the irish history and heritage

    guide and actors did an impressive job

    very professional
    ... read more

    April 26, 2022
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