Heritage Week

Discover the Seven Castles of Dalkey –  Monday 21st August 2017 at 7.00pm – 8.00pm (BOOKED OUT)

Dalkey Tidy Towns Committee

Join Dalkey Tidy Towns volunteers in a guided walk to the locations of the seven castles of Dalkey. Meet at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.

The seven castles of Dalkey are Goat Castle, (Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre) Archbold’s, Wolverton, Dungan’s Yellow, House and Black. They were built as warehouses to store the goods coming in from the anchored ships in the deep waters of Dalkey Sound. Admission Free. (BOOKED OUT)

Dublin Bay – Nature and History – A Talk by Richard Nairn – Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at 7.30pm

Richard Nairn is a writer and ecologist who grew up in Dublin and has lived by the sea all his life. He is co-author of a new book which provides a fascinating insight into the nature and history of Dublin Bay -the cradle of Ireland’s capital city. Over a million people now have direct access to one of the vital amenities on the east coast which has been recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere.

This new book is an exploration of the natural environment of Dublin Bay and how the seascape has changed with the growth of Dublin City and Port over the millennia. Profusely illustrated with maps, artwork and photographs, the book explains the importance of the bay to the past, present and future of the city and country. Admission Free. To book contact 01 2858366

 The Harbours of Dalkey – A Talk by Elizabeth Shotton –  Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 7.30pm – Booked Out

Dalkey’s Harbours forms part of a larger study called The Minor Harbours of Ireland, which was initially conceived and funded as a pilot project by the Irish Research Council.  Many of these structures have long, complex histories intertwined with land tenure and the shifting patterns of governance.  Elizabeth talks about the methods used in unravelling these histories to articulate their evolution. She is the Director of Research, Innovation and Impact, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD. Admission Free. Booked Out.

The Book Launch – Max Chevers –  Thursday 24th August 2017 at 7.30pm

‘The House of Chevers’ covers the history of the name over the past millennium, from its Norman origins in the Cherbourg peninsular to its demise in the 20th century. The Family remained fiercely loyal to the Catholic faith, and to the Stuarts, with three martyrs, Larer, transplanted by Cromwell, and the Head, ADC to James II, at the Boyne, outlawed in exile.

“The work was written solely to place on record, what I have discovered over many years of research, before it is lost”. Admission Free. To book contact 01 2858366

Coin Minting demonstrations

Coin Minting demonstrations – Learn how to make money! Mint you own coins!

The Coin MinterUse your freshly minted Viking coin to get a €1 reduction per person on the same day for the Living History Tour. Sitric the Coin Minter shows how to mint Viking currency! Coin Minting demonstrations will take place on both Sundays in Heritage Week 20th & 27th August from 11.15 -1.00pm outside Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.