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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
+353 1 285 8366
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Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in period costume and the interactive elements of 21st century technology (available in twelve languages). Travel back in time and be enthralled by the extraordinary work of the Archer, the Cook and the Travelling Barber-Surgeon. Afterwards you can climb to the battlements for panoramic views of sea and mountains. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the 10th century Church and Graveyard. Follow the interactive timeline from early Christian through Viking, Medieval, Victorian and modern times in Dalkey. Explore the area's literary and creative connections in the Writer's Gallery.
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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A James Joyce performance of readings and song during Bloomsday celebration was perfectly set at Dalkey Castle. Explored the grounds during intermission and enjoyed the surroundings.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though this was one of the smaller castles we visited, this was one of our favorites. The presentation of the grounds as well as each of the rooms was provided by staff dressed to recreate history. From everyday life to defending the castle against...More

Thank pattib22
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Patti for the very positive review. We are delighted to hear that you found the tour so informative and enjoyable and that we were one of your favourites!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea how incredible this castle tour would be! The tour consists of actors that interact with the audience. I thought it sounded a bit cheesy at first, but I was wrong! The actors were SO talented and witty. Very informative, but also...More

Thank kkuhns00
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The staff and actors were very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and found it both informative and fun. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I stumbled upon this place during our short time in Dalkey and we are SO glad we found it! This exhibit takes local history and makes it come to life. The staff take great care to cover all the details and make...More

Thank kseebe00
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for the review and for the recommendation. We are glad that you did find us and enjoyed it so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dalkey Castle was a great stop on a tour through Ireland, Wales, and England. The guides were helpful, knew their stuff, and the actors who depicted life at the castle were as well. It was well worth our visit-even with jet lag!

Thank TheGambianRPCV
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad the jet lag didn't spoil your experience and that you enjoyed it so much! we appreciate the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this tour as part of the Council's Summer of Heritage events. All the guides were very friendly and informative. Great information and timeline in the main hall with interactive screens. A short DVD gives the history of Dalkey. We then had a tour...More

Thank SioDav
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the very detailed and positive review. Thanks for taking the time to submit it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was actually very surprised by this tour. One that I would recommend. There was a lot of information provided and the tour itself was very informative and entertaining. The team of guides really makes this very fun for the entire family. This town is...More

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to hear that you would recommend a visit to families for a fun experience! We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit and the town!

Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting and enjoyable guided tour, with actors representing people who would have lived in the castle. Very well done indeed.

1  Thank viviennesimmons
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Vivienne, We appreciate the comments and thank you for coming to see our Living History tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a 9 euro entry fee I was expecting to see a bit more but still I am happy with the visit. The staff was very nice and helpful. The castle itself isn't very big but it is interesting to see. You will start your...More

Thank Jenika I
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jenika, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review of your visit to Dalkey Castle. The comments about the staff and actors are really appreciated. We don't have a cafe on site but there are plenty of options...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd highly recommended a visit here if youre passing through the town. The tour was great with engaging actors making the tour both educational and entertaining. Overall the staff and tour were fantastic.

Thank Gary R
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Gary for the review and the recommendation. We appreciate it.

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dustysand
24 April 2017|
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Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Drop in rates, tours half hourly, Adult: €9, Student/Concession: €8, Child: (4 -12 yrs.) €7, Family (2 & 2 4 -12 yrs.): €25. Maybe gives us a call in advance just to check availability on the day (353 1 2858366) as we can... More
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Leanne1444
17 October 2016|
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Response from RollininQueensNY | Reviewed this property |
The castle itself with a skit that they do probably is about an hr at the most! then if you want to walk around the grounds, they also have a small movie room that shows a movie, I beleive it was about 20 minutes long... More
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WendyK466
2 June 2015|
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Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Hello Wendy, Dalkey Castle is about 30 minutes trip on the DART train service and about the same travelling by car depending on the volume of traffic. We are closed on a Tuesday but would be delighted to welcome you any... More
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