Drop-in Tours                                                                                              


The Archer Dalkey Castle

All visits are guided. Drop-in tours run half hourly.

On site there is:

An Early Christian Church & Graveyard dating back to 700AD

The 14th century mini castle (1390) with all its defensive features intact: Murder Hole, Machicolation and Battlements.

A Heritage Centre with interactive screens (in 12 languages) and scaled models.



The Cook Dalkey Castle

A Writers’ Gallery featuring the work of 45 writers and creative artists from Joyce to Bono and Beckett to Maeve Binchy.

Our reception guides and costumed actors will bring the history to life for you with a live theatre performance as part of every Guided Tour.  The structured part of the Drop-in tour lasts approx. 40 mins and you are free to browse afterwards.