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Come Visit Dalkey Castle

The sun shining luminously on Dalkey today from a pristine blue sky brings to mind Maeve Binchy’s notable words about her beloved home place – “I thought that everyone came from a place like this…I thought this was the norm until I went to see the world and discovered that we were spoiled rotten.’’ Come […] Read More

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Dalkey Bloomsday Festival 15th & 16th June

Dalkey Bloomsday Festival 15th & 16th June 2017 A Joycean Evening at 20.00: Begin your Joycean celebrations on the eve of Bloomsday in Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on Thursday June 15th at 20.00 hours. A team of actors will perform enlightening extracts from ‘Ulysses’, ‘Dubliners,’ A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ and […] Read More

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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 […] Read More

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Dún Laoghaire Harbour celebrates Bicentenary

Dún Laoghaire is set for a summer of celebrations to mark the Harbour’s 200th anniversary. The Opening Ceremony will be officiated by President Michael D Higgins and Patron Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor on 31st May. 100,000 visitors are expected to the Harbour this summer to enjoy the variety of free public events. The Dún […] Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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