GUIDED GROUP TOURS

Looking for group activities in Dublin?
Travel back in time with costumed actors on the Dalkey Castle group tour. 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 tour lasts one hour and you are free to browse afterwards.

Barber Surgeon interacting with audience

 

The Barber Surgeon announces his arrival in Dalkey complete with cart and implements by putting out the white pole with the bloody bandages!
Fully guided one-hour group tours can be booked in advance!

Travel back in time with costumed actors on every tour.

 

The Archer demonstrates his skill in using the longbow and
the various arrow heads. You will hear him use terminology still used today.

 

The Cook prepares delicious delights for the evening’s feast. The house speciality is hedgehog pie.


The Coin Minter
visits on special occasions when cash is running low. The Dalkey Hoard, found
in Dalkey in 1838, dates back to 939 – 975 AD.

 

What should I expect to see on the tour?

Costume Actors Living History Tour Dalkey CastleExperience what life was like in the Middle Ages on the living history tour.

You will have time to browse the site where you will see:

• 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.

View of early Christian Church at Dalkey Heritage Centre

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

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

Book a Group Tour of Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

 

Hear what some of our visitors have to say about the Dalkey Living History Tour