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


The Witches have taken over Dalkey Castle this Halloween!

Help the Archer to banish them to the hills!

Outside, you can pick your steps around a haunted graveyard and meet a real ghost, the ancient protector of the Castle.

 Carry the Jack O’Lantern to ward off evil spirits. Stand in The Murder Room of the Castle, and dodge through the terrible things that descend through The Murder Hole.

Each Halloween, watch out for the ghostly Viking warriors, who captured slaves and imprisoned them on Dalkey Island. Pay the Viking taxes, or ‘you will pay through the nose’.

Make your own Viking coins to go into the Halloween Barm Brack.  Weave magic spells with the good witch around her cauldron and much more besides.  

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)  

Tickets €8.95 per child. Accompanying Adults €6.95.  (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult).

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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. 

Children: €10.00, Child (under 1 year) €7, (includes age appropriate Goody Bag for all children).
Adults with children: €8 (Children must be accompanied by an adult).


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Credit Card:  (01) 285 8366 (Closed on Tuesdays).
Reception:  Every day except Tuesday.

Supported by DLRCo.Co. 

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