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. 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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  • The story of the tower and Dalkey through history was told in an interesting and lighted hearted way. A very friendly place to visit. There is something here for people of all ages. 
    The story of the tower and Dalkey through history was told in an interesting and lighted hearted way. A very friendly place to visit. There is something here for people of all ages.  more »
  • A most remarkable surviving example of a typical Late Medieval Tower House. This fortified townhouse served as a residence for a notable local family and was dually employed as a storehouse for... 
    A most remarkable surviving example of a typical Late Medieval Tower House. This fortified townhouse served as a residence for a notable local family and was dually employed as a storehouse for...  more »
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  • Is a lovely, charming little castle and grounds. I did the live history tour which was the best! You get a nice detailed history of the area, the times, the castle and grounds itself. Then there are actors who engage with you in various parts of the castle. The cemetery and church history are fascinating as well. My favourite has to be getting to the top of the castle, and seeing the remarkable views. The people at the castle were a delight as well, and eager to answer your questions. Wish I had the time to do the walking tours. Maybe next time. The town itself was gorgeous as well. I highly recommend a day or 2 visit.
  • A good 2 hour program for you and the kids. I learned things as much as my kids did. The staff and those in character did a good job. Recommended.

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