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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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“living history”(16 reviews)
“period actors”(8 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 4 days ago

Brenda Tracey was my tour guide which brought me back in time. This interactive tour with period of the time actors guided me through the castle learning about the region, culture and history, step by step. The entire staff (Deirdre) were extremely knowledgeable and so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of the Living History tour here at Dalkey Castle. It is great to hear that you enjoyed it so much and that the staff were so welcoming. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good insight into history of the castle and area. The characters brought the place to life and made it interactive. Our 3&4 year olds loved it. Humour for the adults too - it was fun, worth a stop

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gooner115
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for letting us know that your family enjoyed the tour and the interaction with the actors. Great to hear that it appealed to both the adults and the young children.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went last Sunday and we had a great time. The guides are very entertaining and funny. I highly recommend to visit the castle is worth it! We were four and we had our small/private tour. After the tour we went next door for an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChantalA81
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Chantal, Thanks for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to submit it and for the recommendation too.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun tour led by period actors! Each was very well informed about the castle and its history. Very well done keeping in character -- even improvisation as we asked questions. Overall very engaging and would recommend, especially for families.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hkolano
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and for the recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit so much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Dalkey Castle tour is essential when in Dalkey, a beautiful town only 30 minutes from Dublin city on the DART. The tour included a walk around the old cemetery followed by three medieval actors who explained parts of how life would have been for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maireadjudge
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mairead, Thank you for the positive comments on the actors in the Living History tour and for the review. The DART is a very easy way to get to Dalkey to see our unique experience. Thank you for visiting.

Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

I love history, so coming here completely ticked all of my boxes. Just being in Ireland alone is amazing enough, but visiting the Dalkey Castle and walking amongst the history of it and having extremely informative staff as well as ..... Actors too? In period...More

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to submit such a detailed review of our Living History tour. It is great to hear that it was such an enjoyable experience for you on your trip to Ireland.

Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Old and historic with graveyard. Informative staff. In the Main Street of Dalkey and easy to locate. Recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

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 November 22, 2018

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 November 13, 2018 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 November 14, 2018

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!

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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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