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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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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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Reviewed yesterday

tour was excellent and the audio visuals helped as well. the guide was very knowledgeable and highly recommended nice quick tour in a quirky fishing vilage.

Thank r0bbielynn
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went inside just as the tour was starting, so we decided to join in, and were so glad we did. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and had some very interesting and gory facts !!!! It was a great way of learning about the...More

Thank MandyH2604
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a group of 6, ranging from the late 70's to 7 years old. Everyone enjoyed it. Nice mix of audio visuals, displays, a tour and the best of all - the actors playing the roles of various staff at the castle. All done...More

Thank Mrhairyman
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad to hear that a group of mixed ages enjoyed the Living History so much. Thanks for submitting the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little Village by the sea,and they have this beautiful little Castle,i live in Malahide so any village with a castle i think worth a visit.

Thank eire87
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the comments and review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With friends over from the UK we said we'd visit a few places long the coast. Started in Dalkey having pre-booked a tour of Goats Castle - managed by the OPW. All staff were fantastic especially the tour guide and actors who played various roles...More

Thank Mark14Apr
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mark, We appreciate you taking the time to submit this very positive review. The Castle is managed and run by the Dalkey Irish Heritage Town Company and not the OPW. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Living History so much and found all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St. Begnet's Church dates back to 900 AD. Museum recently renovated. Historic actors at Castle are wonderful

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

Thank you Juliana for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to submit it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had only minutes to step inside to take a look. They offer tours by guides in character, but we could not do that this time. Nice gift shop in the old storeroom corner of the castle. Would go back. We loved walking around this...More

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

Hi Connie, It is a pity that you didn't have time to do the Living History tour when you visited Dalkey. I hope you do get an opportunity to return and enjoy the experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Dalkey Castle today while just out for a Sunday drive and are we glad we did !!!! The tour is engrossing thanks to the staff who are knowledgeable and good fun, it is one of the best historical tours I've attended, can't recommend this...More

Thank annedalton08
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Anne, Glad that your Sunday drive took you in this direction. Thank you for the recommendation and the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I, along with our 3 kids (aged 10, 8, and 5) visited the centre today. It was fantastic. The kids were engrossed from start to finish. Less than an hour in total. The combination of a short DVD and actors in period...More

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

Hi Dympna, It is great to hear from a family that have visited and enjoyed the Living History tour. Thank you for the positive comments and for taking the time to review the visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole staff were very charming, authentic and attentiv! I´m from Germany and the staff was careful to let me understand everything as well. Finally they explaned me everything I didn´t understand on an different easy way and integrated the visitors in their performance.

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

Thank you for the positive comments and for taking the time to submit the review.

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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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