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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Reviewed today

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
Reviewed today 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
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Thank Balconylove1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank StephenCr0ss
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
Thank Digswell
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!

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.

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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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