National School Tours
National Schools Programme – February – April annually
Other times by request in May and June
The Living History presentation involves costumed actors from Deilg Inis Theatre Company, in full period costume bringing the history of the 15th century Fortified Town House/castle to colourful life. A Viking raid is re-created in the church when a slave escapes from Dalkey Island and seeks refuge. Sitric, the Viking shows how coins were struck.
The Murder Hole is activated theatrically, participating students drop’ rocks’ on the castle attackers through the Murder Hole! Rupert, the archer who defended the castle from the notorious O’Byrnes and O’Tooles of Wicklow demonstrates the use of the longbow and his collection of arrows. The Cook is never too busy to boast of his or her great medieval toilet facilities. Watch out if they call out ‘gardez l’eau!
Modern technology: The students will learn how to access additional information on the interactive screens. The guides will lead them to find information on the Vikings, the Normans and the seven castles of Dalkey. There are scaled models of the transport systems from the funicular and atmospheric railways to the trams.
We can accommodate classes of up to 30 students at a time. Enquire for details.
See Transition Year programme also