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RTE’s Nationwide visits Dalkey Castle

  Click here to see the programme – http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/nationwide.html    The Nationwide team visited Dalkey to hear how it grew from an ancient centre for trade and the location for a Viking slave colony. They called in to Dalkey Castle to experience the Living History Tour. Broadcast on Wednesday 11th October.


Halloween Tours at Dalkey Castle

We dare you to come and be spooked at the award-winning Dalkey Castle this Halloween. We have lots of fun spooky things for young people to do. You can…. Pick your steps around a haunted graveyard and meet a real ghost, the ancient protector of Dalkey Castle.  Make your own Viking coins to go into the […] Read More

1 Castle Christmas Tours with Santa in Dalkey Castle

Christmas Tours with Santa

Great Fun Family Day Out! No Queueing! These unique Christmas Castle tours with Santa are specially devised for the children who are expecting Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Jingle will sing Christmas riddles while she is preparing the food for Santa and the reindeers. Twinkle, the Christmas Elf, helps when Santa’s suit gets shrunk by […] Read More


Closed Monday – 16th October

Due to the severe weather warnings issued for the entire country, we have decided to remain closed to visitors for safety reasons. We will re-open on Wednesday as usual (closed Tuesdays) when Ophelia has moved on. 


Prof. Margaret Kelleher to open ECHOES Event

Professor Margaret Kelleher will open the full day event ECHOES Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on Saturday 30th September from 9.30-5.30pm. www.echoes.ie   In her Irish Times article of 22nd September she says: “The enduring appeal of Binchy’s fiction is personal to her readers but also, as the years go […] Read More


Barry McGovern talks about Samuel Beckett at ECHOES

ECHOES Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on Saturday 30th September from 9.30-5.30pm. www.echoes.ie    Another exciting event as part of ECHOES will be a discussion on The role of the playwright in the rehearsal room. Samuel Beckett was very hands on in rehearsals when directing his own play Endgame. […] Read More


Echoes – Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers

 https://rte.ie/r.html?rii=b9_10774621_20433_18-09-2017_  Listen to Gordon Snell talk about Maeve and ECHOES to Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio 1 on the link above. We’re delighted to announce the inaugural ‘Echoes’ event to be held in Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on September 29th and 30th 2017. Echoes celebrates the work of Maeve Binchy and other renowned Irish […] Read More


Don’t miss ‘Discover Dalkey’s Literary Gems’ – tonight

Tuesday 19th September 2017 at Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, 7.30pm. The one hour show is an entertaining and enlightening whistle-stop ‘taster’ through the work of our internationally acclaimed writers, who were all associated with Dublin and Dalkey. It has a Flann O’Brien like character, on his bicycle, who with two other actors plays various well […] Read More


September Letters

This competition is part of the inaugural ECHOES event on September 29th & 30th. Write a letter to a friend about your favourite Maeve Binchy novel or short story (Max 500 words). ​Prize: A selection of Maeve Binchy novels. Best 3 letters will be published on the official Maeve Binchy website, maevebinchy.com ​Closing date 7th […] Read More


Heritage Week Talks

The Book Launch – Max Chevers – Thursday 24th August 2017 at 7.30pm Dublin Bay – Nature and History – A Talk by Richard Nairn – Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at 7.30pm The Harbours of Dalkey – A Talk by Elizabeth Shotton – Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 7.30pm (BOOKED OUT) Coin Minting Demonstrations on […] Read More