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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
+353 1 285 8366
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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“living history” (16 reviews)
“period actors” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank kimberlytierney
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 3 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
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.

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife were very hesitant about visiting this centre as we didn’t know what it could offer. We visited last Monday and did not regret it! It was very enjoyable and would recommend.

Thank TimMarshFood
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Came the previous day but right at closing. They were kind enough to tell us to come back today (Sunday) for free admission. The site was interesting regarding the castle, the church, and their connection to history. The period actors were funny and informative, making...More

1  Thank Matthew K
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Matthew, Thank you for the review and we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the visit.

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing experience! We loved the actors and it was both educational and funny. A great way to spend an hour and less than 10 euros.

Thank Allison B
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi Allison, Great to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Unplanned visit thoroughly enjoyed by all the family. Very well put together with lots of information.The characters we met during the tour were very entertaining and informative. We even got to make viking coins at the end of the tour!!!

Thank 2hde
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Great to hear that the tour was a hit with all the family! Thank you for visiting and for the review.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Stopped by this castle on the way from Dublin to Kilkenny. Nice stop over. Cute castle. We did not stay long enough for the tour, but is was great anyway.

Thank Diana W
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Diana, Glad you liked what you saw on your short stop over. Hopefully next time you're in Dalkey you can enjoy the experience of the Living History tour too. Have a great holiday.

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Such a neat place and the history and the actors an audience participation is exceptional. This is a must stop an camera ready stop. Well worth the tour

Thank onehotdj
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for the review and the 'camera ready' advice. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful living history experience taking you back to Dalkey in the middle ages plus an excellent review of Dalkey and it's famous writers in literature.

Thank Donald M
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you Donald for the review of the Living History tour and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Writers Gallery too.

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dustysand
24 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
2 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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