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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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“living history” (16 reviews)
“period actors” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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"period actors"
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"actors dressed"
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"maeve binchy"
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"costumed guides"
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"period dress"
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"short video presentation"
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"living quarters"
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"live actors"
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"dart train"
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"famous writers"
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"medieval times"
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"great fun"
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"interactive tour"
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"whole family"
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"old church"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Dalkey on a day trip. This place was a little touristy, didn't feel authentic. Went to another castle later in the trip and got the vibe we wanted.

Thank j b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Dalkey many times and never thought of visiting the castle which does not look very impressive. But yesterday I decided to go there with a friend and we were very surprised. The tour was really interesting and funny, with guides in period...More

Thank Ewa S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy food And lovely staff It was great evening definitely recommend......food was delicious 😋 love it!!

Thank Anu K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dalkey castle is right in the heart of Dalkey, very easy to walk to from the train station. The castle is small but is definitely worth visiting! Visit is by tour which has staff dressed in period clothing who explain how many things were at...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I brought my three grandchildren, two boys and a girl, aged 10, 8 and 6. They thoroughly enjoyed being brought around the castle and the interaction of the guides/actors who were dressed in period costume and acting out the life experience of the people in...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The team was extremely friendly! The tour was vivid and full on local history and old stories. The castle is remarkable and is was shown in great storytelling mode with actors! :)

Thank 209miraa
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The tour guide literally gets into character when he ‘shows and tells’ the story of this little village of Dalkey. It was highly entertaining and informative. There was a special needs kid, on the same tour as us, and the actor got him involved in...More

Thank Fiona A
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Christmas carols, poem's, dancing. Well done to the staff, elves, Santa's cook and Mr Claus himself. Great time had by kids and parents alike.

Thank EastPier
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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Our Santa tours proved to very popular this year and booked out quickly. They are a big hit with all the children who love seeing Santa and his elves in this unique setting. Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was the only place my 9 year old requested we visit while in Dublin. It was a great choice. The tour is quick, no more than 45 minutes. It is very interactive, walks through the grounds and up to the castle tower. And there...More

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hi Kimberly, We are delighted that your 9 year old makes such good choices. And that you both enjoyed the visit and the living history tour.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This was a wonderful presentation and tour by live actors re-enacting the time period of the castle. The actors were very informative, comical, entertaining, and believable. Prior to the live presentations there was a very nice museum room with time line information and displays about...More

Thank Karen S
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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you Karen for the very positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit so much.

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dustysand
23 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
1 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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