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Living History Experience
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.
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.
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.
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
What our Visitors say...
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
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
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