Dalkey Castle

Dalkey Castle where 21st century technology meets 15th century living history! The Living History actors are ready to welcome you to Dalkey Castle! Great Fun for all ages!

Travel back in time to the 1500s with our Living History actors and be enthralled by the extraordinary work of the Archer as he shows you his skills with the Longbow and sharp arrows and how he defends the castle from attack.  Smack your lips to Tudor recipes at the Cook’s table. Learn how to make hedgehog pie! If your beard or hair is in need of a trim, the Barber Surgeon has special offers most days! Join in the fun and hear about ancient remedies and marvel at the implements for curing all ailments!


Climb to the battlements for panoramic views of sea and mountains.


Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the early Christian Church and Graveyard, dedicated to Saint Begnet. Leave all your worries with St Begnet on the Weeping Wall of the 10th century Church.


Browse the interactive time line in our modern Heritage Centre from early Christian through Viking, Medieval, Victorian and modern times in Dalkey (available in 12 languages).


Writers’ Gallery: Explore the area’s literary and creative connections in the Writers’ Gallery from Bono to Joyce, Maeve Binchy and more.


Open all year round 6 days a week. Closed on Tuesdays.  

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