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.

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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  We had a fantastic time during the history tour. The actors are so entertaining and passionate about what they do - they made the experience a true pleasure. The history... read more

    avatar thumb justpeachy11
    October 15, 2022

    star rating  Do it! - Alot more entertaining than I expected. The actors were funny while giving an authentic presentation of life in medieval Dalky.

    I1707ERsandrak
    October 9, 2022

    star rating  Dalkey Castle is an interesting place to visit with a permanent local history exhibition and theatre performances and other events throughout the year. ECHOES in October, celebrating local author, the... read more

    Caroline M
    October 2, 2022
  • star rating  Visiting the castle is well worth it. They make the most of the place with actors in costumes telling you about the life in the castle. Also, there's a short... read more

    EtelkaBuday
    September 29, 2022

    star rating  Went on a Saturday and there was about 20 people altogether for the tour. Was brilliant from start to finish, the actors really make the experience.

    whacker01
    September 11, 2022

    star rating  Thought this might be the usual mundane castle tour but we were pleasantly surprised, very informative tour, NOT boring, learnt a lot, and they used actors to portray historical characters... read more

    laura g
    September 11, 2022
  • star rating  The guides were highly knowledgeable and willing to answer all the questions I had. As a historian, that made me happy.
    The actors did a fine job, and used... read more

    Paulkoontz
    September 7, 2022

    star rating  The Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is amazing. I really enjoyed the living history tour. This makes the guided tour to be much more exciting. It is an unforgettable experience.... read more

    35katalind
    August 22, 2022

    star rating  Really enjoyable tour. The guide was lovely and the actors brought the castle to life at the same time as being very amusing. Very well pitched for... read more

    Pauline S
    August 15, 2022

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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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