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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

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“living history”(16 reviews)
“period actors”(7 reviews)
“role playing”(4 reviews)
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Travel back in time and meet costumed actors who will enthral you with the extraordinary work of the Archer, the Cook and the travelling Barber- Surgeon. Explore the area’s literary and creative connections in the Writers’ Gallery from Joyce to Bono...more
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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual tour of an ordinary castle. You are taken around it by costumed guides working in character for the Lady of the family, the cook and the apothecary. This was very effective. The characters were very well presented with interesting, informative scripts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Digswell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The staff was so nice. They answered all our questions and I believe even spent extra time with us. It was a great experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean M
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jean, Thank you for the review. Great to hear that you found everyone so helpful and that you enjoyed the visit so much.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Did lots of different tours on this past trip but The Dalkey castle tour was a highlight. Well organized staff and the actors are wonderful on the tour. Lots of fun with great facts about the origins of the castle. We will return for sure....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Edge2bono
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, We are very pleased to hear that our Living History tour was the highlight of your trip. Thank you for the comments on the guides and actors. we would be delighted to welcome you back again!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was very interesting, great timeline of the area in the museum. They showed a short video that did a good job of explaining both the area as well as the castle. The graveyard was also interesting-very old headstones and the fact that we could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank danoza
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The tour started with a short video on the history of the castle and the area. The tour included actors in medieval costume. They were funny and there was banter between them and our group. Great views form the roof. Note: castle is closed on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elmsoft
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for the review and good to hear that your group enjoyed the banter and interaction with the actors on the tour.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Heritage Centre. The staff were excellent and really helpful. There were several interactions with people dressed up and acting as if they lived in the castle at the time it was built. Really informative displays and educational film....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MDH998
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dalkey is a great place to spend a day after a visit to Dalkey Castle for the Living History tour. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the visit and the helpful guides and found it to be fun and educational too.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Judging by the size of the castle and the fact that we had to pay I think 10-15 euros I wasn't too enthused when first going in, however that all changed as they make the experience 'come to life' with actors giving a tour of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NKelly186338
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for the comments. It is good to hear that you felt the admission fee was worth the experience that you had on our Living History tour with actors bringing the characters to life.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

suitable for all age group, excellent value, just the right length of time, entertaining, engaging, well worth a trip

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trip802822
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for submitting the review and great to hear what you thought of it.

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Period actors give the tour of the castle and grounds. They are very enthusiastic with a good sense of humor. They have a lot of good information to share. It's always nice attend these type of displays and go away with new found knowledge.

Date of experience: September 2018
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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hi Tom, Great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found it both entertaining and informative. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review.

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Whilst visiting family in Dun Laoghaire, with my mother and husband, we spent a morning in Dalkey. This was somewhere I had always wanted to visit as it is where my granddad was born. We decided to go into the Castle centre and were not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lozpsmith
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

What a lovely way to learn about the place where your granddad was born! We are vey happy to hear that you really enjoyed the Living History tour and especially the actors. thank you for the review.

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dustysand
April 23, 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
October 17, 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
June 1, 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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