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Barry McGovern talks about Samuel Beckett at ECHOES

Barry McGovern talks about Samuel Beckett at ECHOES

ECHOES Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on Saturday 30th September from 9.30-5.30pm. www.echoes.ie    Another exciting event as part of ECHOES will be a discussion on The role of the playwright in the rehearsal room. Samuel Beckett was very hands on in rehearsals when directing his own play Endgame. […] Read More

Echoes – Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers

 https://rte.ie/r.html?rii=b9_10774621_20433_18-09-2017_  Listen to Gordon Snell talk about Maeve and ECHOES to Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio 1 on the link above. We’re delighted to announce the inaugural ‘Echoes’ event to be held in Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on September 29th and 30th 2017. Echoes celebrates the work of Maeve Binchy and other renowned Irish […] Read More

Don’t miss ‘Discover Dalkey’s Literary Gems’ – tonight

Tuesday 19th September 2017 at Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, 7.30pm. The one hour show is an entertaining and enlightening whistle-stop ‘taster’ through the work of our internationally acclaimed writers, who were all associated with Dublin and Dalkey. It has a Flann O’Brien like character, on his bicycle, who with two other actors plays various well […] Read More

September Letters

This competition is part of the inaugural ECHOES event on September 29th & 30th. Write a letter to a friend about your favourite Maeve Binchy novel or short story (Max 500 words). ​Prize: A selection of Maeve Binchy novels. Best 3 letters will be published on the official Maeve Binchy website, maevebinchy.com ​Closing date 7th […] Read More

Heritage Week Talks

The Book Launch – Max Chevers – Thursday 24th August 2017 at 7.30pm Dublin Bay – Nature and History – A Talk by Richard Nairn – Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at 7.30pm The Harbours of Dalkey – A Talk by Elizabeth Shotton – Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 7.30pm (BOOKED OUT) Coin Minting Demonstrations on […] Read More

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 for Dalkey Castle

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is still the number one attraction in Dalkey. TripAdvisor has awarded us a Certificate of Excellence for 2017. Thank you to all our visitors who took the time to write the excellent reviews that resulted in the award again this year. Living History tours continue 6 days a week (closed […] Read More

Come Visit Dalkey Castle

The sun shining luminously on Dalkey today from a pristine blue sky brings to mind Maeve Binchy’s notable words about her beloved home place – “I thought that everyone came from a place like this…I thought this was the norm until I went to see the world and discovered that we were spoiled rotten.’’ Come […] Read More

Dún Laoghaire Harbour celebrates Bicentenary

Dún Laoghaire is set for a summer of celebrations to mark the Harbour’s 200th anniversary. The Opening Ceremony will be officiated by President Michael D Higgins and Patron Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor on 31st May. 100,000 visitors are expected to the Harbour this summer to enjoy the variety of free public events. The Dún […] Read More

Maeve Binchy Tribute Show ‘Aches and Pains’

Maeve Binchy Tribute Show – ‘Aches and Pains’ – (Adapted for stage by Shay Linehan) Directed by Margaret Dunne, Starring: Michael Heavey and Margaret Toomey Maeve Binchy wrote ‘Aches and Pains’ as a ‘Cheer Up’ book, a sort of survival manual giving her own humorous experience of a hip replacement operation. Maeve offers hilarious advice on: baring your […] Read More