History Springs to Life at
Dalkey Castle

 

Magical
Heritage Evenings

Experiences at Dalkey Castle

diamond-shape-red

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.

LEARN MORE
Dalkey Castle
diamond-shape-yellow

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.

EXPERIENCES
diamond-shape-green

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.

PLAN YOUR VISIT
Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre Picture Conor McCabe Photography
map of ireland with dalkey location as map marker

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.

TRANSPORT OPTIONSGET DIRECTIONS
Actor

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

Dalkey Heritage - INFORMATION ICONS - Homepage - Tickets & Info - Layers of Stone

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

BOOK TICKETS

Make an Enquiry

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

What our Visitors say...

  • star rating  We had a fantastic time during the history tour. The actors are so entertaining and passionate about what they do - they made the experience a true pleasure. The history... read more

    avatar thumb justpeachy11
    October 15, 2022

    star rating  Do it! - Alot more entertaining than I expected. The actors were funny while giving an authentic presentation of life in medieval Dalky.

    I1707ERsandrak
    October 9, 2022

    star rating  Dalkey Castle is an interesting place to visit with a permanent local history exhibition and theatre performances and other events throughout the year. ECHOES in October, celebrating local author, the... read more

    Caroline M
    October 2, 2022
  • star rating  Visiting the castle is well worth it. They make the most of the place with actors in costumes telling you about the life in the castle. Also, there's a short... read more

    EtelkaBuday
    September 29, 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  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  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
dalkey castle things to do in tablet

Subscribe for our Guide

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.