Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Dalkey

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Castle Historic Site
Transport yourself through time when you visit Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, a castle and cultural center offering experiences like a live theater performance with costumed actors. Climb the battlements to overlook the sea and mountains. This castle serves as an entrance to the heritage center, where your blast into the past continues. Follow the interactive timeline as it takes you through early Christian, Viking, medieval, and Victorian times to the present day. If your schedule allows, check out St. Begnet's church and graveyard just outside, too. This seaside harbor has been home to many celebrities and writers, including Bono and Jane Emily Herbert. To visit Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre on your holiday in Dalkey, and find out what else Dalkey has to offer, use our Dalkey trip builder.
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  • 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 historica...  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Very interesting to see the dalkey book festival at weekend is full of life enjoy with glorious sunshine wandering.
  • It is lovely to visit any time of year but especially on a beautiful sunny day like today
  • Here for a talk with the Dalkey book festival and it was well setup and great venue for it.
  • Historic elegant and interesting... worth a peek
  • A huge surprise, this small Medieval Castle in the extremely attractive town of Dalkey. Fascinating dramatic tour, Very entertaining, worth the money.Lovely gift shop with Irish made ,designed products of a very high quality. Great way to spend some relaxing time.

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