Luxury Experiences

Group Bespoke Experiences - Advance Booking - Min. 10 Required


Dalkey Castle is pleased to offer group luxury experiences for those looking for a little more exclusivity.

Luxury experiences include a Medieval Heritage Evening, a Joycean experience, a Maeve Binchy exclusive & a Literary Legends evening worthy of the stars.

Particularly popular with corporate clients and destination management companies, these experiences are available to all larger group bookings. A minimum number of 10 people and advanced booking is required.


Magical Medieval Heritage Evening

Steeped in history & heritage, Dalkey Castle is a medieval masterpiece tucked away on the southern corner of Dublin Bay. Join us in an exclusive, private, medieval heritage evening in a genuine 14th Century Fortified Medieval Townhouse Castle.

Feel yourself steeped in history as you walk through atmospheric Church grounds which have graced this land since Early Christian times. The site is a National Monument and Landmark.

Be enthralled and entertained by costumed, professional actors & experienced tour guides who bring Ireland’s history to life in rich and vibrant detail with stories inspired by local folklore, passed through the generations.

Welcoming guests from all over the world, we now invite you to join us for an evening of great Irish entertainment, craic and merriment in the unique and dramatic surrounds of one of Ireland’s most iconic landmarks.

Private dining, could be arranged at one of Dalkey’s gourmet restaurants or the famous gastropub, The Queen’s, next door additionally.

Costumed Actors on Guided Tour at Dalkey Castle. Ideal day tour from Dublin
Maeve Binchy outside Dalkey Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Maeve Binchy – The Heart of Dalkey

Enjoy an exclusive immersion in the life and times of world-famous author Maeve Binchy in her adored hometown of Dalkey. This thrilling experience for Binchy fans is curated and hosted by Maeve’s friend, award-winning theatre director, Margaret Dunne.

Begin in the Writers’ Gallery with our knowledgeable guides and a video of Maeve talking about her writing. Follow her footsteps on the Marvellously Maeve Guided Walk around the town full of local knowledge which cannot be found in any guidebook.

Complete the experience with a special theatrical adaptation of one of her plays.


Rejoyce! Discover James Joyce’s Dalkey

Dalkey Castle is delighted to offer an exclusive celebration of James Joyce’s Dalkey, hosted by a renowned local Joycean expert.

Ulysses springs vividly to life during this memorable experience, featuring dramatisations and a magical guided walking tour of Joyce’s local settings and inspirations.

Feel the connections as you see Coliemore Harbour, the spot in which Joyce’s father kept a boat and competed in the Dalkey Regatta. Discover in real life the school Joyce himself taught at for a time which features in his work.

Dalkey Heritage - REJOYCE - Luxury Experiences
LUXURY EXPERIENCE- Discover Dalkey's Literary Legends, Dalkey Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Discover Dalkey’s Literary Legends

From Samuel Beckett to Bono and James Joyce to Maeve Binchy, some of Ireland’s most famous names share a connection to Dalkey.

Discover Dalkey’s Literary Legends is a uniquely devised, illuminating experience.

Revel in the entertainment which features a guided literary walking tour of Dalkey’s quirky streets followed by private dining & a magical, entertaining, theatrical evening of excerpts performed by professional actors.


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Contact Us

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin,
Ireland, A96 DE61

[email protected]

+353 1 285 8366

What our Visitors say...

  • star rating  Unique - Unique museum experience with live actors and nice videos explaining the interesting history of Dalkey. Highly recommended for children and adults.

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    April 2, 2024

    star rating  Perfect!  - My husband and I plus our 17 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the Dalkey Living History tour. The actors on the tour were exceptional and hearing their stories about the... read more

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    April 1, 2024

    star rating  Splendid!!  - The tour was amazing!! You felt yourself like other character of the castle!! I am Spanish and i can understand and enjoy everything 🙂

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    April 1, 2024
  • star rating  Well worth a visit  - Brilliant recreation of the type of characters relevant to the era. Very comprehensive explanations given. Very child friendly and inclusive

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    March 30, 2024

    star rating  Templeogue community men’s Shed monthly tour  - Today for our March tour we went to Dalkey Castle where a Lady called Minota was as our excellent host and tour guide. The tour was a mix of historical... read more

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    March 27, 2024

    star rating  This was the absolute best tour we have had on our entire trip! Lots of fun pleasant guides and the staff who provided the interactive part of the tour were... read more

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    March 24, 2024
  • star rating  We had a great time at Dalkey Castle. The performers were great and the staff was warm and inviting. I would highly recommended if you are in Dublin, to take... read more

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    February 8, 2024

    star rating  An unique experience. - What a pleasant experience! A special mention to our guide Mr Fran and his amazing knowledge, patience and care with our group. The actors also made an unique experience. ... read more

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    February 5, 2024

    star rating  Excellent Santa Experience 2023 - We went to the Santa Experience and it was amazing. We have been to quite a few but this one was truly great. Very well organised, easy and really engaging.... read more

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    December 21, 2023
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