Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

 History springs to life at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre! In atmospheric tenth-century grounds, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre uniquely combines a medieval townhouse castle with a contemporary Visitors Centre and Writers’ Gallery. Costumed actors lead a wonderful medieval Living History tour from basement to battlements, via the infamous Murder Hole. The Archer demonstrates the longbow, Cook shares medieval recipes, and the Barber Surgeon specialises in ancient cures. The Writers’ Gallery features 45 renowned Irish writers and creative artists from Joyce to Bono, and Beckett to Maeve Binchy. The Visitors Centre has fascinating scale-models, and an interpretive presentation in 12 languages.

With all covid guidelines in place, tours run every 90 minutes.

Special offer: your guests can book one of two free tours online at 10.00 & 16.40 weekdays or 11.00 & 16.40 weekends. Online booking only at www.dalkeycastle.com