Heritage Week

Viking coin minter at Dalkey Castle heritage week events, Dublin, Ireland

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Heritage Week

“National Heritage Week celebrates Ireland’s cultural, built and natural heritage.

It brings together volunteers, community groups and heritage enthusiasts to share their experience, knowledge culture and practices.”

At Dalkey Castle, Living History actors from Deilg Inis bring the ancient history to colourful life with archery, barber surgery and cookery, as part of every tour. Climb to the battlements for magnificent views of sea and mountains. Check out the Writers’ Gallery which features the work of forty-five creative artists from Joyce to Bono and Beckett to Maeve Binchy.

Two free tours for Heritage Week are available each year (Dates to be confirmed for 2024).

Heritage Week Talk: A Heritage Week talk relevant to the theme of the year will be arranged nearer to the time.  This talk will have guest speakers who are experts in their topic.

For 2023 the topic was Dalkey’s Taverns and Small Hotels – A Talk by John Martin 

John is a retired civil servant with a keen interest in local history. He has lived in Dalkey for over 40 years and is researching the history of the area with a view to publication. My Historic Towns Atlas of Dungarvan was published by the Royal Irish Academy in 2020.


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Directions & Transport

Dalkey is on some of the most stunning coastline, with a mountainous backdrop, just south of Dublin City Centre, en route to Co. Wicklow.

Aside from by car, the quickest way to reach the Castle is by DART. The DART journey is a relaxing experience travelling along the beautiful coastline with magnificent sea views. Dalkey is approx. 30 minutes from Dublin's Connolly, Tara or Pearse stations (travelling south). Turn right on exiting Dalkey train station.

Dalkey is on the Aircoach route to/from Dublin Airport. From Dublin City Centre, a number of local bus options are also available. Paid parking and coach parking are available nearby.

Dalkey Castle postcode for Google Maps is A96 DE61.

Actor on Living History Tour, Dalkey Castle, Dublin, Ireland

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

Tickets & Info

ADULTS €13.95*


CHILD (4-12 YEARS) €10.50*


*Plus Booking Fees


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