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CIE Tours ‘Award of Excellence’ for Dalkey Castle

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre has won an Award of Excellence from CIE Tours for attaining a rating of 90%+, as decided by the clients. The award was presented in City Hall last evening. The ratings, which are derived from client surveys, were evaluated independently and externally. Pictured at the Awards Ceremony are Margaret Dunne, […] Read More


Literary Map of Ireland features Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy is featured on Ireland.com Literary map of Ireland Part 1: Take a journey through the stunning landscapes that Ireland’s authors, and their stories, call home. See Maeve Binchy’s Dalkey at No. 7 here Ever wondered where Ireland’s greatest writers get their inspiration? It’s all around them, in Ireland’s legendary landscapes. “A little town […] Read More


Happy Christmas from Dalkey Castle

Happy Christmas from Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre We wish all our patrons, friends and visitors a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We are closed from 22nd December and will re-open on 4th January at 10.00. Thank you for your support throughout the year and we look forward to welcoming all our visitors […] Read More


Merry Medieval Christmas Tours at Dalkey Castle

Have a Merry Medieval Christmas! Our Merry Medieval Christmas Tours at Dalkey Castle until December 22nd. The tours include medieval Christmas traditions. Visitors hear the origins of ‘the Christmas Box’, ‘the Piggy Bank’, ‘Carol Singing’ and the wearing of ‘Christmas Holly’. Our own resident Medieval Cook is busy preparing for the Christmas feast. This will include […] Read More


Remembering Hugh Leonard

Friday November 11th at 7.30pm – Now sold out! Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre will host an evening of reminiscences to mark the 90th Anniversary of the birth of the late Hugh Leonard on Friday Nov 11th at 7.30pm The evening will include especially composed memory pieces from Bernard Farrell and Joseph O’Connor. Actors Eamon […] Read More


Halloween Tours at Dalkey Castle

Come and be spooked at the award-winning Dalkey Castle this Halloween. We have lots of fun spooky things for young people to do. Pick your steps around a haunted graveyard and meet a real ghost, the ancient protector of Dalkey Castle. Learn the secrets of a real Viking warrior, who captures slaves and imprisons them on […] Read More


Maeve Binchy & Famous Irish Writers Guided Walk

Maeve Binchy & Famous Irish Writers Guided Walk – places still available on Thursday evening 13th October at 18.30 and Saturday 15th October at 13.30. These can be booked now.  Travel the magical path of Maeve Binchy with the Famous Irish Writers Guided Walk. The Walk finishes in the beautiful Maeve Binchy Memorial Garden at […] Read More


‘Waiting’ by Jennifer Johnston

SOLD OUT Geraldine Plunkett (The Clinic, Fair City etc.) plays Eithne in Jennifer Johnston’s short play ‘Waiting’. Eithne’s story takes us through her marriage, her life in London and her longing to return to Glasthule. Beautifully played by Geraldine Plunkett, the show is directed, with her usual consummate skill, by Caroline Fitzgerald. Gary Jermyn will […] Read More