Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
, Castle Steet
, Dalkey, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Dalkey Castle is where 21st century technology meets 15th century living history. The castle/fortified town house is located in the heritage town of Dalkey. The Living History actors are ready to welcome visitors to Dalkey Castle.
Dalkey is 10 miles south of Dublin city, along a beautiful coastline.
Let your imagination flow and travel back in time to the 1500s with living history actors. Be enthralled by the extraordinary work of the archer as he shows off his skills with the longbow. Smack your lips to Tudor recipes at the cook’s table and learn how to make hedgehog pie. If your beard or hair are in need of a trim, the barber surgeon has special offers most days. Join in the fun and hear about ancient remedies and marvel at the implements for curing all ailments.
Climb to the battlements for panoramic views of sea and mountains.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the early Christian church and graveyard, dedicated to Saint Begnet.
Browse the interactive timeline in our modern Heritage Centre from early Christian through Viking, Medieval, Victorian and modern times in Dalkey (available in 12 languages).
Explore the area’s literary and creative connections in the Writers’ Gallery from Joyce and Beckett to Bono, Maeve Binchy and more.
Guided historical walks leave from Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1st June to 31st August at noon (must be pre-booked with a minimum number of 6).
Dalkey is on the Dart Rail line: 30 minutes south of Dublin City. The number 8 bus from the city centre also serves Dalkey. You can take the Aircoach from the airport directly to Dalkey.