Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

dlr Heritage Events

Summer of Heritage

Guided Walks & Tours

Monkstown Castle

Monkstown Castle

Free Guided Tour

There is a local tradition of a monastic settlement in Monkstown since the 9th century. The Castle was constructed in the 13th century and was expanded over centuries. It was built by the monks of the great Cistercian house of the blessed Virgin Mary to protect the valuable agricultural land and fisheries they had established in the area.
Please remember that this is an outdoor event and suitable footwear is essential.
Monkstown Castle is not wheelchair accessible. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates  Thursdays
July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Time 3pm and 4pm
Tour Duration  40 mins (max)
Maximum Capacity 8 people
Meeting Point at the Castle entrance.

Public Transport

Bus Stop No. 7330 Monkstown Ave, Fitness Centre
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Bus Stop No. 7226 Monkstown Ave, Richmond Grove
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Bus Stop No. 3040 Monkstown Rd, Monkstown Crescent
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Bus Stop No. 3073 Monkstown Rd, Carrickbrennan Road
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Face Mask Advisable

Please use this form to book your guided walk, booking dates will be released in two week stages.
Each attendee must book individually.

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COVID-19 Questionnaire

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect attendees and staff please complete this questionnaire.
You will be asked to confirm that the answers given are still correct at the start of the walk.

1. In the last 2 weeks, have you been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19?

2. Are you suffering any symptoms of cold or flu?

3. Are you experiencing any difficulty in breathing and / or shortness of breath?

4. Are you suffering from a sore throat, headache, blocked or runny nose?

5. Are you experiencing any fever-like / high temperature symptoms?

6. Are you experiencing a loss of smell / taste?