Language Schools

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Language Schools

The highly visual and entertaining Language School Tours with costumed Living History actors run all year. They are devised to suit students learning English. Active participation is encouraged. They can try their strength on the longbow. They will mint their own coinage. On the battlements, they can hail the King and show the native Irish their bow fingers. In the Heritage Centre, the historical information is presented on interactive screens in twelve languages.

Coach parking is available nearby.

See our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions of Entry.

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Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre Picture Conor McCabe Photography.
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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.

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Tour Duration

55 Minutes

Age Restriction

8+

Capacity

30 People

Parking

Coach Parking Nearby

What our Visitors say...

  • star rating  I took my 6th class on the tour of the Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre. From start to finish it was very well organised, I would recommend this trip for... read more

    325aliziag
    April 13, 2022

    star rating  Top class tour. Excellent re-enactors. Well worth the time to enjoy the Castle and ramble the old town.

    Sunshine782182
    April 12, 2022

    star rating  The guides were so informative and really pleasant. The actors were incredibly realistic and funny. I learned so much in an entertaining way. Highly recommend

    jennybelmont
    April 4, 2022
  • star rating  The Castle itself is beautiful and the history behind it very interesting, however what made it special for me and my partner was the people who work there. They organized... read more

    fippolito92
    March 15, 2022

    star rating  Go in there with as little information about what this experience will be like and just be enthralled.

    I don’t want to spoil what you see by telling you.... read more

    neilsM4286MI
    December 13, 2021

    star rating  Wonderful. I went in, thinking it was just a small walk thru museum with a few diagrams you read. It ended up being a guided tour with re-enactors showing what... read more

    artemistheartist
    November 29, 2021
  • star rating  Was really impressed with this tour and would highly recommend it. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and the actors really added to it, bringing history to life and making... read more

    Journey825429
    September 23, 2021

    star rating  Dalkey castle is only a small castle but it was a wonderful visit. The staff are very friendly and host an efficient tour of the castle. One guide speaks giving... read more

    ArnieMawbs
    September 15, 2021

    star rating  This is an excellent piece of history captured in the castle in Dalkey. I believe the staff are mostly if not all volunteers. Excellent.

    StephenCr0ss
    September 5, 2021

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

[email protected]

+353 (0)1 285 8366

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