Transition Year Trips/Tours

21st century technology meets 15th century living history! The best of both worlds!

Graveyard looking down from battlementsOn site we have a medieval castle/ fortified townhouse, an early Christian Church, a state of the art Heritage Centre (with information in 12 languages) and a Writers’ Gallery.

The tour highlight continues to be the live performance with actors from Deilg Inis Living History Theatre Company. They will involve the student in their lives, their work and their stories. The student can try his/her strength on the longbow, sit in the Barber Surgeon’s cart or experience medieval toilet practices in the Garderobe! A climb to the battlements for panoramic views of sea and mountains is a must! The peace and tranquillity of the early Christian Church and Graveyard, is an oasis of calm in a bustling modern setting.

TY students will have fun and learn more on the four interactive screens. All historical information and graphic illustrations can be accessed along the easy to use screens on a timeline. Begin in the 700s and trawl through Viking, Norman Medieval and Victorian times.




The Archer Dalkey CastleAreas applicable in the study of Maths, Geography, History, Literature and more are all dealt with. Why Dalkey developed as a settlement is illustrated alongside reasons for population growth and decline. Scaled models of transport systems bring clarity to the text. Commerce grew from the ancient art of coin minting, Sitric will demonstrate. The area’s literary and creative wealth has its own space in a dedicated Writers’ Gallery. A Writers Trail Map links Dún Laoghaire to Dalkey with site specific quotes.