Language Schools


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Language School Tours

The highly visual and entertaining Language School Tours with Costumed Living History actors run all year. They are devised specifically to suit students learning English by their visual and immersive, interactive nature. Active participation is encouraged.

Students try their strength on the longbow. They will mint their own Viking coin. On the Battlements, they can hail the King and show the native Irish their bow fingers.

View historical information on interactive screens in twelve languages in the Heritage Centre.

Coach parking is available nearby.

See our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions of Entry.


don’t trip

The Spiral Staircase

The spiral stairs were built to ascend in a clockwise direction. It is thought that this design was to give right-handed defenders an advantage in the wielding of their swords. They were built with uneven steps. In the dark, unfamiliar spaces these became a trip hazard and were referred to as Trip Steps. See the Trip Steps at Dalkey Castle, where history comes to life.

Tour Duration

55 Minutes

Age Restriction



30 People


Coach Parking Nearby

What our Visitors say...

  • star rating  I visited on a quiet Monday afternoon in September. The actors scattered throughout the castle and who popped up on cue were absolutely brilliant!

    They cleverly mixed details... read more

    Cathal K
    September 4, 2023

    star rating  This is the absolute best time I've had at a medieval castle and... I've been around.
    The place is awesome and the live actors are extremely entertaining, informative as well... read more

    September 1, 2023

    star rating  Brilliant - Excellent presentation by actors dressed in the clothing of the time. Brilliant interaction with children which made it great fun. . Angie was very informative on the background information which... read more

    August 29, 2023
  • star rating  History came to life in Dalkey Castle - History came to life in Dalkey Castle. While the friendly staff explains the strategic importance of Dalkey and the castle in history, it is also possible to experience it with... read more

    Beyza Y
    August 23, 2023

    star rating  We live locally and made an unplanned visit here today after passing by. We were initially skeptical that it would be worth the expense with two 7-year-old boys, who tend... read more

    August 19, 2023

    star rating  Fun and Informative! - Visiting Dalkey and had the opportunity to visit this amazing place. The museum was small, but filled with interesting historical details, in many different languages! Photos, models, a short video,... read more

    August 18, 2023
  • star rating  Myself and my friend had a brilliant time visiting dalkey castle. Our tour group was small, and we were first shown an informational video about the history of the castle.... read more

    Rex F
    August 10, 2023

    star rating  Great  - I was impressed with the experience. Everything from the time I was greeted by reception to the guide and reenactors who go above and beyond. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience... read more

    Derek K
    August 6, 2023

    star rating  Living history tour is brilliant! - We visited the heritage centre whilst we stayed in Dalkey. We did the living history tour and it was a very entertaining way to spend an hour! The actors were... read more

    Alex J
    August 6, 2023

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Contact Us

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

[email protected]

+353 1 285 8366

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