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 this heritage town’s rich historical information on interactive screens in twelve languages (English, Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Russian, Chinese & Japanese) 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  A delightful experience - Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful time. We learned a lot but better than that the actors kept us laughing. They included us in their presentation... read more

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    July 7, 2024

    star rating  Truly a living history experience  - This is an amazing and interactive history lesson. The castle and adjoining cemetery are lovingly preserved and guide gave an interesting tour with great details.
    The actors are wonderful, believable... read more

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    July 6, 2024

    star rating  Do not miss out on a visit to DALKEY CASTLE !  - An absolutely professional and well presented tour fully enjoyed by all ages . The interaction with the children in the group was particularly enjoyable and this really is a... read more

    avatar thumb Jim M
    July 5, 2024
  • star rating  Very enjoyable  - We thought from start to finish it was a brilliant day. It was an enjoyable experience. The actors were excellent and made the day.

    avatar thumb Michael C
    July 4, 2024

    star rating  Exceptional experience. - Dalkey Castle is an amazing piece of history that comes alive with actors in period costumes conducting an interactive tale of life in the times of the castle. The castle... read more

    avatar thumb Rod C
    July 1, 2024

    star rating  Great Interactive Living experience  - This was better than what we expected. We were lucky to have a private tour just my friend and I and we really enjoyed every bit of it. The tour... read more

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    June 26, 2024
  • star rating  Highly Recommend. Fun and Interesting. Excellent actors. - My husband and I took a short train ride from Dublin to Dalkey. Our first stop was the Dalkey Castle and Heritage Center where we were offered a tour. What... read more

    avatar thumb SweetTone
    June 22, 2024

    star rating  Wonderful Dalkey Castle  - This is a fabulous tour. There was a great welcome from Minota. It is a brilliant living history experience. Highly recommended!

    avatar thumb Patrick C
    June 19, 2024

    star rating  Delightful Dalkey - Wow! Me and my son had the BEST time. Our beautiful guide Minota was so kind, and knowledgeable. We were equal parts delighted and enthralled with the living history tour.... read more

    avatar thumb mrsmupps
    June 17, 2024

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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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