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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  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  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  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

    star rating  The actors and our tour guide really brought the castle to life for us. Children and adults really enjoyed the visit. Highly recommended.

    Lwb50
    August 2, 2022
  • star rating  Extremely enjoyable Living History tour perfectly pitched fir adults and children. Outstanding team.

    meadowmgt
    July 19, 2022

    star rating  Everything in this visit is great. I went with my two teenage sons and they had a wonderful time. The best part, the actors-guides, with a wonderful sense of humour.... read more

    Elenagil72
    July 16, 2022

    star rating  This was an absolute must do! We happened upon it, jumped on the tour, and were so pleased we did! We learnt many interesting historical facts of years gone by,... read more

    Roving31691099401
    July 16, 2022

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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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