Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Dalkey

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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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  • My husband and I really enjoyed our tour of the castle and grounds today. The actors playing parts of archer, lady, and cook were wonderful..really staying in character and authentic. I learned alot a...  more »
  • This is such a nice tour with great insights into the history of the area. The way the tour is presented is fun and informative. This is great for all ages. You'll need at least 60 to compete the tour...  more »
  • Incredible presentation of the area and local and not only subsequently with a history of highly interactive pedagogical way from professionals ... I highly recommend it.
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  • 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.
  • Interesting exhibition. Fun & interesting tour of castle with costumed actors. Right in centre of Dalkey.
  • Dalkey Castle is well worth the small admission fee as it is a trip back in time. The staff is in period costume and really know their history. Don't miss it and enjoy a walk around this lovely village.
  • Lot of fun and great for kids. Very friendly and worth a visit before going to queens bar next door.
  • This castle seems really small from outside, but owns a big heart inside! If you're ever near the castle, be sure to check their tour as it is fun for the kids and adults! Ps. Don't say that the crossbow is for killing enemies.