Maeve & Dalkey Castle
Maeve Binchy and her husband, Gordon Snell, were very supportive of the Heritage Centre at Dalkey Castle. They were both at the opening on 18th June 1998. They are included on the interactive wall in the Writers’ Gallery and feature on our Guided Literary Walks from Dalkey Castle.
Maeve’s play, ‘Deeply Regretted By…’ directed by Margaret Dunne, was staged here at Dalkey Castle shortly before her death. The late Shay Linehan adapted Maeve’s novel ‘Minding Frankie’ which had its premiere at Dalkey Castle in 2013.
In 2015, Shay adapted Maeve’s ‘Aches and Pains’ into a one-hour stage play. Directed by Margaret Dunne, it has been staged to great acclaim at Dalkey Castle and is now a popular event on our Luxury Experience: Maeve Binchy The Heart of Dalkey.