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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
+353 1 285 8366
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Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in period costume and the interactive elements of 21st century technology (available in twelve languages). Travel back in time and be enthralled by the extraordinary work of the...more
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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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"living history"
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"period actors"
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"period dress"
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"short video presentation"
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"actors playing"
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"famous writers"
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"medieval times"
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"great actors"
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"interactive tour"
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"all ages"
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"whole family"
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"old church"
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"back in the day"
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"middle ages"
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"different parts"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Dalkey Castle. To say that everyone working at the Castle is very friendly would be an understatement. We learned a lot about the castle, the local area, and what it was like to live at the time. The 'live...More

Thank Jerry K
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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Jerry, Thank you for such a positive review. We appreciate you taking the time to submit it. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Living History experience so much.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The really unique thing here is their every half hour live acting of 3 major roles from the castle. That was quite enjoyable and would certainly appeal to many people who are less interested in details of history. I also very much enjoyed the church...More

Thank TheSpear
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every effort is made by the guides and staff to make your visit fun and interesting. The tour is jam packed with local historic knowledge and the real life characters bring this little castle to life. My daughter is 10 and she loved it!

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend an hour in this part of Dublin. The guides in medieval costumes really brought this small castle alive for my three year old. Very interesting for adults too with lots about history of local area. Everyone working here was...More

Thank Genevieve C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at the Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre. There are interesting and informative exhibits that describe and depict the history of the area, and we enjoyed the introductory video about Dalkey. Our tour guide was exceptional and she made us feel...More

Thank WayToGo53
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I'm currently a solo traveler in Ireland, and on a free Sunday decided to take a trip into Dalkey to see the castle. Well, I'm most glad I did! I went on a guided tour of the "castle" and grounds, and had amazing guides along...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had friends visiting with their kids and were looking for something to entertain them on a wet day in Dublin and we discovered this gem. The history of Dalkey was extremely interesting and was told but characters in period dress which of courser the...More

Thank LausieLDN
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This castle tour was such fun for myself and my 3 year old (probably more fun for me). Guides in period costume and character describing life in a medieval castle, it made Edward Rutherford's books on Ireland come alive! Dalkey is a great day with...More

Thank Parthenia_512
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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you so much for the comments on our Living History tour. Glad that you enjoyed it and your 3 year old too!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Take the guided tour. It has a few fun surprises! It's a relatively quick tour..perfect amount of time! So glad we did this one. They welcome people of all ages and were very accomodating to my aunt who had trouble with the stairs. Staff was...More

Thank Jennifer R
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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of our Living History tour. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much and that you found the staff to be so helpful and welcoming.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Tour was very interesting and the guides were dressed in period costume which added to the enjoyment! The lady of the castle was very informative and her colourful talk had everyone laughing and cringing at the same time! Would highly recommend a visit if in...More

Thank Margaret K
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dustysand
24 April 2017|
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Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Drop in rates, tours half hourly, Adult: €9, Student/Concession: €8, Child: (4 -12 yrs.) €7, Family (2 & 2 4 -12 yrs.): €25. Maybe gives us a call in advance just to check availability on the day (353 1 2858366) as we can... More
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Leanne1444
17 October 2016|
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Response from RollininQueensNY | Reviewed this property |
The castle itself with a skit that they do probably is about an hr at the most! then if you want to walk around the grounds, they also have a small movie room that shows a movie, I beleive it was about 20 minutes long... More
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WendyK466
2 June 2015|
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Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Hello Wendy, Dalkey Castle is about 30 minutes trip on the DART train service and about the same travelling by car depending on the volume of traffic. We are closed on a Tuesday but would be delighted to welcome you any... More
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