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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
+353 1 285 8366
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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 and Beckett to Maeve Binchy and more. Browse the interactive screens from 4500BC (in twelve languages). Experience the tranquillity of the Early Christian Church and Graveyard dedicated to local saint, Begnet.
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“living history” (16 reviews)
“period actors” (6 reviews)
“period dress” (4 reviews)
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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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"living history"
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"short film"
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"medieval times"
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"great fun"
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"interactive tour"
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"dun laoghaire"
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"whole family"
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"all ages"
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"old church"
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"historical facts"
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"james joyce"
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"fun experience"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tour of Dalkey Castle and Heritage Center. The center is very well done, with printed boards plus interactive screens showing important historical events. The screens are touch screens, and upon touching a specific event, a new display comes up which gives more...More

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Stephen, Patty, We are very pleased that you rated us as the best atttraction of your Irish visit. We appreciate that you took the time to submit such a detailed description of your tour and that you enjoyed it so much.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a 5 year old kid who loved the castle and characters, and who was very impressed with the interactions- especailly when they treated him as a period prince.

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

Thanks for the review Tony. We are glad to hear that the tour appealed to both young and older visitors.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Dalkey Castle in June 2018 with a seven year old and a ten year old. Both were absolutely fascinated and we all learnt a lot. Lots of local history and folklore. The tour really brings history to life, and visitors need only a...More

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

Hello, Thank you for submitting this review of your family experience here at Dalkey Castle. It is good to hear that it was enjoyed by all the family.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to Dalkey because it was on the Dublin Pass. We were in for a pleasant surprise! Costumed interpreters completely enveloped us in the history and lives of inhabitants of Dalkey castle. The characters were wonderful and gave us a truly wonderful...More

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dalkey Castle Living History tour is one of the unique attractions away from the city centre for Dublin Pass card holders. We are delighted that you travelled to visit us and enjoyed the tour so much. Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in at Dalkey to fill in a couple hours before we caught our ferry home and had a brilliant time at the castle and heritage centre. To be honest it's quite small and we weren't expecting a lot but were pleasantly surprised. The...More

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Melanie, Appearances can be deceptive and there are always surprises in store for visitors coming to see the Living History tour. We are delighted you stopped in on your way home and that you enjoyed it so much.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starts with a 10 minute video about Dalkey. It was very Interesting, but the guides following the video tell a much more in-depth, captivating story of the church and castle. We were walked outside to the gravesite to learn about some unique tombstones (as well...More

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate the review and the positive comments on both the guides and the actors. It is great to hear that both the adults and the children were entertained and enjoyed it all so much.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is hands down one of the best tours that we went on while in Ireland. Besides everyone being super friendly, having people role-playing during the tour made it come to life and more educational. If you are in Dalkey, this is a must see.

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We really appreciate such an enthusiastic review of our Living History tour and that you would recommend it to visitors to Dalkey. Thank you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre offers a short but enjoyable tour of the Dalkey Castle and nearby church ruins, with performances from period actors in full costume. It is charming and informative, and you get a beautiful view of Dalkey from the top of...More

Thank Baird B
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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for submitting this review and we are delighted that you felt it was worth the visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place when we were looking to visit a castle not far from Dublin, upon arriving in Ireland. The visit was interactive and very well done. The castle and grounds were great to see. We really enjoyed it!

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sarah for the review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Dalkey for Bloomsday and went to the Heritage Centre for the specific reason of seeing the School Scene in Chapter Two of Ulysses acted out. The two actors were very good though I found it somewhat hard to hear the narrator. The...More

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for that wonderful review traveltripper1. We agree that Joe is a national Joycean treasure. He leads this walk for us every Bloomsday and people come back fully enthused as Joyce would have wanted. He wears his vast knowledge lightly and has a wonderful...More

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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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