“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.