Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin Dublin Heritage/Visitor Centre

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Dalkey Castle where 21st century technology meets 15th century living history!

The Living History actors are ready to welcome you to Dalkey Castle!

Great Fun for all ages!

Travel back in time to the 1500s with our Living History actors and be enthralled by the extraordinary work of the Archer as he shows you his skills with the Longbow and sharp arrows and how he defends the castle from attack.  Smack your lips to Tudor recipes at the Cook’s table. Learn how to make hedgehog pie! If your beard or hair is in need of a trim, the Barber Surgeon has special offers most days! Join in the fun and hear about ancient remedies and marvel at the implements for curing all ailments!

Climb to the battlements for panoramic views of sea and mountains.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the early Christian Church and Graveyard, dedicated to Saint Begnet. Leave all your worries with St Begnet on the Weeping Wall of the 10th century Church.

Browse the interactive time line in our modern Heritage Centre from early Christian through Viking, Medieval, Victorian and modern times in Dalkey (available in 12 languages).
Writers’ Gallery: Explore the area’s literary and creative connections in the Writers’ Gallery from Bono to Joyce, Maeve Binchy and more.

Guided Literary or Historical Walks: Add a Guided Walk to your visit and take the sea air. (June – September).  
Guided Historical Walks on selected days. Contact for details. Must be pre-booked.

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Opening Times

Open all year round 6 days a week. Closed on Tuesdays

  • January to March & November - December:
    Monday - Friday: 10am to 5pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays: 11am to 5pm
  • April, May & September to October:
    Monday - Friday: 10am to 5.30pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays: 11am to 5.30pm 
  • June to August:
    Monday - Friday: 10am to 6pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays: 11am to 6pm


  • Adult: €8.50
  • Senior/Concession/ Student: €7.50
  • Child: €6.50 (over 4 under 12) Children u 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Family: €25.00 (2 adults + 2 children under 12).

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A truly wonderful experience. You are told all about the Castles history before and during a tour. Especially loved the Actors. They truly brought history to life. My 9 year old son loved every minute of the experience. Will go back with friends.”
Posted by Rebecca