The national schools’ programme runs from January to April annually.

The fun begins with a Viking raid in the Church. Escaping slaves from Dalkey Island were safe if they could find sanctuary in a church. Students become involved in protecting the slave, as white lies become the norm! Later, the castle is attacked and defended as in medieval times. However, the boiling urine and rocks dropped through the Murder Hole will not cause any harm.

The Quarry worker gains huge sympathy when she tells her story. The King of Dalkey, in all his splendour, will bestow an honour on each student before he or she leaves.

The tour last approximately 2 hours and covers all eras.
The 2014 season is fully booked. To get on the list for next year email today!

We also have bespoke programmes for older, secondary school students and Language schools tailored to suit their stages of learning.

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre’s Schools’ programmes are highly popular every year, due to the interactive, fun nature of the tour.
Book early to avoid disappointment!

They won’t remember the day we did percentages with them but they will remember the day they visited Dalkey Castle

Geraldine McGrath, Scoil Mhuire Shankill

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