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Literary Walk

From Beckett to Bono and James Joyce to Maeve Binchy and Emma Donoghue, some of Ireland’s most famous writers share a connection to our charming heritage town of Dalkey. Among the readings, landmarks and anecdotes, discover where characters in Flann O’Brien’s The Dalkey Archive drank Hurley’s tonic wine; the train tunnel that Joyce recalls in Portrait and where Chapter Two of Ulysses is set. Look out over the bay that George Bernard Shaw and Henry Cardinal Newman so admired. Contemporary writers include Martina Devlin, Hugh Leonard and Jennifer Johnston. The walk concludes in the Maeve Binchy Memorial Garden at Dalkey Library.

Must be pre-booked. Minimum Number of six required. Tickets €13.95 per person +Booking Fees.

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Tour Duration

60 Minutes

Age Restriction

12+

Capacity

16 People

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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

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+353 (0)1 285 8366

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