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Heritage Week Talks

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 both Sundays in Heritage Week – 11.15 – 13.00 Discover the Seven Castles […] Read More


Echoes – Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers

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 writers and traces Maeve’s literary path from letter- writing to journalism and on to becoming an internationally acclaimed author. More details […] Read More


‘Discover Dalkey’s Literary Gems’ – DLR Lexicon

Tuesday 19th September 2017 at Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, 7.30pm. A stage show featuring a compilation of the work of famous local writers – James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Hugh Leonard, Flann O’Brien, Maeve Binchy, John Millington Synge, Van Morrison, Seamus Heaney and Joseph O’Connor. Tickets €10 and €8 (Concession). For more details of the show […] 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


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 for Dalkey Castle

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is still the number one attraction in Dalkey. TripAdvisor has awarded us a Certificate of Excellence for 2017. Thank you to all our visitors who took the time to write the excellent reviews that resulted in the award again this year. Living History tours continue 6 days a week (closed […] Read More


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


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


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


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