Luxury Experiences

Group Bespoke Experiences - Advance Booking - Min. 10 Required


Dalkey Castle is pleased to offer 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

Dalkey Castle in the only Castle in Dublin to offer something akin to Bunratty Castle. 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.

Medieval banquet is in the form of private dining at one of Dalkey’s gourmet restaurants or the famous gastropub, The Queen’s, next door.

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  We decided to take the Dart train out of Dublin to see the coastal area south of the city. Dalkey is a charming seaside town that offers the Heritage... read more

    May 28, 2023

    star rating  Visiting a 15th Century castle through 15th Century Eyes - Dalkey is a charming village south of Dublin. It can be accessed from Dublin via the public DART train. The Dalkey Castel tour is the perfect way to... read more

    May 27, 2023

    star rating  The best tour we had in the Dublin area - If this was just a tour it would still be excellent because it’s so informative, but part of it is also like an interactive play, which was a lot of... read more

    Elaine S
    May 27, 2023
  • star rating  A definite must do in Dalkey and good FUN - I visited Dalkey Castle with a group of friends on 11th May and what an unexpected treat that turned out to be!
    Our guide was excellent, superb presentation and wonderfully... read more

    May 12, 2023

    star rating  Interesting, informative and entertaining with three actors as a barber/surgeon, archer and cook excellent. - We visited on impulse as we were walking through Dalkey. The price of €15 for adults seemed a bit steep for such a small castle but it was well worth... read more

    May 8, 2023

    star rating  One of the best guided tours I've ever done - I didn't realise that this tour had such a rich format, firstly a beautifully filmed and clearly explained history of Dalkey island, coastline and village. Then a tour through the... read more

    Breffnie O
    May 7, 2023
  • star rating  It was a great experience. Not your usual tour. Very informative and entertaining at the same time. The archer, the cook and the barber surgeon are great. Minotta the one... read more

    May 2, 2023

    star rating  Fascinating and friendly tour - Fascinating and friendly tour. The film we were shown at the beginning a explained the history of the castle and area clearly. The tour guide was friendly and engaging. The... read more

    April 28, 2023

    star rating  Dalkey Castle. Well worth a visit - Really excellent presentation in Dalkey Castle. Extremely well prepared and eloquent tour guide who gave us a great historical background. Then the actors came in with a brilliant depiction... read more

    April 25, 2023
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