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

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  This was the most delightful tour we have been on in years! What fun to get to interact with “real” people who lived in the castle 100s of years ago!... read more

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    November 27, 2023

    star rating  A great experience  - They did such an amazing job! A really fun tour that went into detail regarding the history of the castle, but the area of Dalkey itself. Fun with friends and... read more

    avatar thumb Devin M
    November 23, 2023

    star rating  Worth your time - Very welcoming and knowledgeable. Actors did a great job and were very interactive. Definitely not stop by if you have the time. It is very easy to travel to Dalkey... read more

    avatar thumb Gus L
    November 23, 2023
  • star rating  Small but really worthy! Actors and sceneries are well adapted and are really funny. You will have a nice experience with this tour!

    avatar thumb Mariana B
    November 20, 2023

    star rating  Castle tour  - Great tour for all ages, with fantastic interactions with the historical characters. The views from the rooftop was stunning.

    avatar thumb ann t
    November 13, 2023

    star rating  Absolutely wonderful - Fantastic experience! Well worth it, easy train ride from Dublin. History and humor. Great tour guide at the castle, wonderful medieval actors in character describing life in the castle.

    avatar thumb Steven L
    November 11, 2023
  • star rating  Well worth the visit - I brought a group of students to visit the castle. I was very impressed by the friendly professional staff.
    They love what they do and took the time to... read more

    avatar thumb carolanne r
    November 8, 2023

    star rating  Definitely worth a visit  - We have lived in the area for a few years now but didn't have a strong reason to go to the Dalkey Castle until a friend recommended it for Christmas.... read more

    avatar thumb Kelsey K
    November 2, 2023

    star rating  Halloween tour 2024 - Fabulous Halloween tour. Lots of fun for the whole family. We'll be back next year for sure. Highly recommend this fantastic event.

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    October 30, 2023
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