Seasonal Tours at Dalkey Castle

In addition to the regular living history tours which run all year round, there are seasonal variations at certain times of the year

Halloween Tours at Dalkey Castle



Learn the secrets of the Viking warrior, who captures slaves and imprisons them on Dalkey Island.
Pay the Viking taxes, or ‘pay through the nose.

Make your own Viking coins to go into the Halloween Barm Brack. Later search for the Enchanted Ring.

Pick your steps around a haunted graveyard and meet a real ghost, the ancient protector of Dalkey Castle

Carry the Jack o’ Lantern that the devil gave to a damned soul. Stand in The Murder Room of the Castle, and watch what terrible things descend through The Murder Hole

Dare to sit upon the Barber Surgeon’s table and experience the cruel weapons of medieval times.

Bring to life ‘The Zombie Child’ – a magic puppet who comes to life at this time of year and dance The Witches Dance.

Dates: Monday 28th October & Wednesday 30th at 14.00, 15.00 & 16.00,  & Thursday 31st October at 11.00, 12.00. 
(Closed Tuesday 29th October)

Bookings open soon.



Castle Christmas Tours at Dalkey Castle - Step in to ‘Christmases Past

Have a Merry Medieval Christmas!  Step in to ‘Christmases Past’ with the Medieval Lords and Ladies of Dalkey Castle. They will fascinate you with the origins of ‘the Christmas Box’, ‘the Piggy Bank’, ‘Carol Singing’ and  the wearing of ‘Christmas Holly’.
Don’t let Christmases Past pass you by! Great Fun Family Day Out!

Dates: Daily from Wednesday 27th November until Friday 20th December.
(Excl. Santa Tours at weekends).


CASTLE CHRISTMAS TOURS WITH SANTA at Dalkey CastleSing carols, play games, listen to magical Christmas stories with costumed characters and meet Santa who is part of the story.  
There will be ‘Goodie’ bags for the children (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Dates: December Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th & Sat 21st Sun 22nd. 

 Times: 12 noon; 14.00, 15.00 & 16.00.

Early booking is advisable as numbers on each tour are limited. Bookings open for Santa Tours on November 1st 2019.