Literary Walks

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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  Really great activity. Actors were fantastic. It was interesting and very entertaining. Just good fun.

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    January 22, 2023

    star rating  It was an awesome experience! - The acting of the staff was fantastic. They entertained the tourists very well! And the castle is stunning!

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    January 11, 2023

    star rating  A great experience. Actors were very good. Informative and engaging.

    The audio visual set up is a bit amateurish; reminded me of primary school when the teacher... read more

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    January 7, 2023
  • star rating  AN ABSOLUTE MUST! - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE!!!!
    We enjoyed every aspect of this tour. The staff and actors are so knowledgeable and passionate about the Castle. Our tour group had children from age 8... read more

    434allieb
    December 28, 2022

    star rating  Really excellent experience - grandchildren 6 and 4 from Canada loved it - great participation event for the kids ( and the adults !!) Really well done , small groups... read more

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    December 22, 2022

    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

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    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

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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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