02 Sep Enjoy A Day Out At Dalkey Castle And Heritage Centre
Located a mere 10 miles south of Dublin, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre is a perfect day out for all the family.
The medieval port of Dalkey is one of Ireland’s coastal jewels, this beautiful and picturesque town is steeped in a rich history that the castle and heritage centre brings back to life.
The heritage centre takes you on an immersive and interactive trip through time. From the days of the earliest settlers 6,500 years ago to the present day, the complete history of this fascinating area is told in a fun and inclusive way that delights visitors from all over the world.
From captivating tales of the Dalkey Gold Rush to the whimsical story of the 6 legged cow, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre has it all!
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Highlights
One thing you will never get on your visit to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre is boredom! The facility boasts a whole host of attractions that never fail to delight, amongst the highlights are:
● The Writers’ Gallery
The area is renowned for its literary and creative connections. The writer’s gallery explores these connections with fascinating interactive displays that feature many of the great names in Irish literary culture, both past and present.
From Beckett to Bono, from Maeve Binchy to Bob Geldof. The writer’s galley is a who’s who of Irish creativity.
● Church and Graveyard
The ancient church of St. Begnet is one of two churches in the area dedicated to the local saint, Begnet. Dating from the 6th or 7th century, this ancient and atmospheric church is a must-see during your visit to Dalkey.
The graveyard has probably been used as a burial ground since the 13th century, and it is reckoned that over 2,000 people are buried in the hallowed grounds, many in unmarked graves.
● Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre is the cornerstone of any visit to the historic town of Dalkey and its castle. Its fun approach to telling the history of the area means it is suitable for all members of the family, from kids to adults.
Learn the story of the crowning of the King of Dalkey, and let the displays lead you through 6,500 years of history with its interactive timeline.
● Guided Tour
All visits to the castle are by guided tour, during which visitors are given a taste of what life was like in the medieval heyday of the castle. Each day, except Tuesdays, actors bring history to life with an entertaining show that enthrals visitors of all ages.
Watch the cook, barber-surgeon, and the archer bring history to life with an immersive living history display that showcases what life was like in ancient times.
Book a great day out for all the family
We will drive you from Dublin along the beautiful coastal road to Dalkey. Upon arrival, you will be transported back in time and led through the fascinating and often whimsical history of this heritage-rich area.
Book one of our Killiney Hill tours to enjoy a great day out for the whole family.