Coach Tours to Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Living History Actors DancingIn Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, your groups will have the time of their lives. The front of house guides will welcome them. The costumed living history actors will engage and amuse them. The guests will have fun and become involved in the lives of the Tudor characters. Forever more, they will know the origins of the red and white barber’s pole and where terms such as ‘brace yourself’ and ’ keep it under your hat’ came from. On the battlements, they will unashamedly hold up the two fingers to the attackers from the hills to demonstrate that they still have their bow fingers!

Suitable for bespoke groups, Historical Societies and Active Retired Groups.


CIE ‘Award of Excellence’ for Group Tours

Margaret Dunne, Manager (right), Tony O’Reilly and Catherine Murphy (Tour Guides) with the ‘Award of Excellence 2017’ from CIE Tours International. The award is achieved by scoring an overall average client satisfaction rating of 90%+.


Coach parking has been allocated at the Bus Stop on Hyde Road. Drivers/Guides can drop off their groups at the designated bus stop on Ulverton Road (300 metres approx. from Dalkey Castle) and then proceed to the parking space at Hyde Road. 

Our guides can meet you at Bus Stop if required.

Click here for map of Dalkey.

See our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions of Entry for Groups.

Special Rates and incentives for coach tour groups.

Contact Margaret Dunne at +353 01 285 8366 or email

Lunch locally:  Lunches or lighter fare can be booked locally in Dalkey as part of your day out! Enquire for details.

Accessibility: All Ground floor area, Heritage Centre, Writers Gallery are fully accessible.  Due to the nature of the historic castle, there is no lift to the battlements. We can accommodate groups who are unable to go up the stairs to the Living Quarters by arranging to have some of the tour conducted on the ground floor level. Advance notice is required.