Family Events Dublin

Heritage week

 Heritage Week at Dalkey Castle

End of August annually.
Varied family events are held every year. Mint your own coins on the two Sundays of Heritage Week and use the coin to get €1 off admission on that day only. Historical talks take place on the relevant theme of the week usually on Wednesday and Thursday. Keep an eye on the website events page for more details.



Castle Christmas Tours with Santa


Dalkey Castle Christmas Tours run on the last two weekends before Christmas. There will be ‘Goodie’ bags for the children (Children must be accompanied by an adult). Early booking is advisable as numbers on each tour are limited. You can book by credit or debit card over the phone (01 2858366) or in person at reception.  Sing carols, play games, listen to magical Christmas stories with costumed characters and meet Santa. Post your letter in Santa’s special Post box.


A Merry Medieval Christmas from November 21st daily

Medieval Christmas at DalkeyStep in to ‘Christmases Past’ in the company of the Medieval Lords and Ladies of Dalkey Castle. They will fascinate you with the secrets of Christmas: the origins of ‘ the Christmas Box’, ‘the Piggy Bank’, ‘Carol Singing’, the wearing of ‘Christmas Holly’, the fruit laden Christmas Tree.

Savour the delights of an imaginary Christmas Feast prepared by our own resident Medieval Cook. See her prepare the Mince Pies, Butter and Saffron Basted Goose, traditional Humble Pies (from the umbles of deer), Boar’s Head, Hedgehog Pie, and delicious Frumenty. (Be sure to stir it and make a wish!).

It’s Christmas Day every day at Dalkey Castle until the 23rd December. Don’t let Christmases Past pass you by! Great Fun Family Day Out!