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Maeve Binchy & Famous Irish Writers’ Walk

Maeve Binchy & Famous Irish Writers’ Walk

Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers’ Guided Walk in Dalkey Marvel at how Maeve approached writing her novels in the Writers’ Gallery. From Dalkey Castle, along the streets, walkers will enjoy snippets from the work of Maeve Binchy, James Joyce, GB Shaw, Hugh Leonard and Flann O’Brien, just for starters. All four Nobel Laureates have […] Read More

Maeve Binchy Tribute Show ‘Aches and Pains’

Maeve Binchy Tribute Show – ‘Aches and Pains’ – (Adapted for stage by Shay Linehan) Directed by Margaret Dunne, Starring: Michael Heavey and Margaret Toomey Maeve Binchy wrote ‘Aches and Pains’ as a ‘Cheer Up’ book, a sort of survival manual giving her own humorous experience of a hip replacement operation. Maeve offers hilarious advice on: baring your […] Read More

CIE Tours ‘Award of Excellence’ for Dalkey Castle

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre has won an Award of Excellence from CIE Tours for attaining a rating of 90%+, as decided by the clients. The award was presented in City Hall last evening. The ratings, which are derived from client surveys, were evaluated independently and externally. Pictured at the Awards Ceremony are Margaret Dunne, […] Read More

Literary Map of Ireland features Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy is featured on Ireland.com Literary map of Ireland Part 1: Take a journey through the stunning landscapes that Ireland’s authors, and their stories, call home. See Maeve Binchy’s Dalkey at No. 7 here Ever wondered where Ireland’s greatest writers get their inspiration? It’s all around them, in Ireland’s legendary landscapes. “A little town […] Read More

Meet the Archer at Dalkey Castle

Meet the Archer at Dalkey Castle. If you’re looking for somewhere novel to take the family then why not visit Dalkey Castle and try your strength on the Archer’s longbow? He’s part of the Living History tours running all week (except Tuesdays) at Dalkey Castle. Fun for all the family. Family Fun Living History Tours – […] Read More

Happy Christmas from Dalkey Castle

Happy Christmas from Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre We wish all our patrons, friends and visitors a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We are closed from 22nd December and will re-open on 4th January at 10.00. Thank you for your support throughout the year and we look forward to welcoming all our visitors […] Read More

Merry Medieval Christmas Tours at Dalkey Castle

Have a Merry Medieval Christmas! Our Merry Medieval Christmas Tours at Dalkey Castle until December 22nd. The tours include medieval Christmas traditions. Visitors hear the origins of ‘the Christmas Box’, ‘the Piggy Bank’, ‘Carol Singing’ and the wearing of ‘Christmas Holly’. Our own resident Medieval Cook is busy preparing for the Christmas feast. This will include […] Read More

Christmas Tours with Santa

Due to phenomenal demand we have added an extra tour on Sunday 18th at 11.30! Tickets sold out for all other tours! Only one weekend left to see this very entertaining Santa tour! These unique Christmas tours are specially devised for the children who are expecting Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. The children will engage with Jingle who […] Read More

Remembering Hugh Leonard

Friday November 11th at 7.30pm – Now sold out! Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre will host an evening of reminiscences to mark the 90th Anniversary of the birth of the late Hugh Leonard on Friday Nov 11th at 7.30pm The evening will include especially composed memory pieces from Bernard Farrell and Joseph O’Connor. Actors Eamon […] Read More