Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Dalkey

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. Arrange your visit to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dalkey using our Dalkey trip planning site.
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  • This is a place that is great to visit over and over. It’s a history lesson! The old church and graveyard are accessed via the Heritage Centre. Great castle to take photo’s. Recommended.  more »
  • Informative and fun tour of Dalkey Castle!! The tour guides were funny, polite and shared very interesting historical facts. The reenactments were witty and really enjoyable. Also the view from the...  more »
  • Definitely take the tour, worth every penny. Views from the top of the tower are amazing.
  • A fun and informative place to visit. Rather than the usual tour, re-enactors explained the history of the castle and ruined chapel which was very enjoyable as their enthusiasm for their subject shone through. There is also an interesting section on literary and artistic people like George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce who have lived or worked in Dalkey.

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