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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

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Address: Castle Street, Dalkey, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 285 8366
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in...
Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in period costume and the interactive elements of 21st century technology (available in six 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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The Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre was surprisingly one of the more fun activities we did during our stay in Ireland. To start your tour, you watch a short video giving the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre was surprisingly one of the more fun activities we did during our stay in Ireland. To start your tour, you watch a short video giving the history of the castle and region, which is very informative. After that, you will be entertained by the different actors who portray characters who would have lived in... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Been there many time and always adore to visit and walk by these places around Dunlaoghaire ,Dalkey , killiney Hill , Bray and all the way Wicklow along beautiful restaurant and many more highly recommended for tourist ........

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I live quite locally but I have never visited Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. This weekend a friend came to visit from Sweden and I thought we could pop in. It is very reasonably priced. There is a short video of the history of Dalkey and how it came to prominence as a depot for goods from large ships that... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Dalkey which is so gorgeous small town , it has so much to offer and explore along with sight seeing on bullock harbor & also loads of history, about writers, art and music and so on near by Dark station through killiney hill (beach) highly recommended specially there is nice weather.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place is just plain fun! In the past, I balked at going here, but this time, we went for it....WHAT A WONDERFUL SURPRISE! The folks in the lobby were quite entertaining while we waited for the next tour time. The Heritage Centre covers Irish history very well and is very interactive. The castle has such a great program and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Trip to Dalkey on the coast by train - 20 minutes. Lovely old castle town by the sea with nice shops and restaurants.

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El Vendrell, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We arrive there just to visit the castle but we had a really funny surprise whe we realised that our "guides" were actors and also we could play with them in some moments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was originally staying in Dublin and had been told that there was only one castle which was close enough to travel to (Malahide castle and gardens) however I didn't want to go to a newly renovated castle so after asking far to many tourist help centers I finally found that this castle was only about 20- 30 minutes away... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was a little apprehensive with this on our tour group's itinerary, but I was pleasantly surprised by how informative and entertaining this visit to Dalkey Castle was. The actors were wonderful, and I kept saying how I wish my history class back in high school would have been this enjoyable to learn about the past. I would definitely recommend... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Take time to tour the Dalkey Castle. The actors gave a great presentation of medieval life. A good time and great town.

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