Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

dlr Heritage Events

Summer of Heritage 2023

Guided Walks, Tours & Talks

Dalkey Castle

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Free Guided Tour

History springs to life at Dalkey Castle!

In atmospheric tenth-century grounds, Dalkey Castle uniquely combines a medieval townhouse castle with a contemporary Visitors' Centre and Writers' Gallery.
Costumed actors perform an immersive Living History Experience.
The Archer demonstrates the Longbow, Cook shares medieval recipes, and the Barber Surgeon writes out his potions in calligraphy.
The Writers' Gallery features 45 renowned Irish writers and creative artists from Joyce to Bono, and Beckett to Maeve Binchy.


June 26th
July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

June 29th
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Times  10am
Tour Duration  70 mins
Maximum Capacity  12 people
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Meeting Point  Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Public Transport

Dart Station: Dalkey

Bus Stop No. 3057 - Ulverton Road, Castle Street
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Bus Stop No. 3058 - Ulverton Road, Hyde Road
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