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  • Address: Castle St, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Ireland, Ireland
  • Admission: Prices vary

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Dalkey Castle Tours

Just outside of Dublin, Dalkey Castle entertains and informs with live actors from the Deilg Inis Theatre Company who reenact typical scenes from what life was like in Ireland in the 1500s. You might see an archer shooting a longbow, a barber offering haircuts, or a cook making traditional meals of the day. There is also an interactive time line in the Heritage Center that begins from the early Christian era and works its way through the Viking period, Medieval times, the Victorian era, and finally modern times in Dalkey. The Writers' Gallery features literary and creative connections to Joyce, Beckett, Bono, and Maeve Binchy. 

From the castle battlements, visitors can admire panoramic views of the sea and the mountains. You can also explore an early Christian church and graveyard dedicated to St. Begnet on the castle grounds. Historical and literary guided tours of the castle are available, and they will walk you through the fascinating history of Dalkey Castle and the surrounding areas. 

Practical Info

Dalkey Castle is located on Castle Street in Dalkey and can be reached by train from Dublin. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm Monday and Wednesday to Friday, and 11am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. The castle is closed on Tuesdays. Ticket prices vary depending on which tour is chosen. 

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Dalkey Castle and Killiney Hill Tour, Dublin, null
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Dalkey Castle and Killiney Hill Tour

Want to see the sights of Dublin but tight on time? We would love to show you around Killiney Hill and Dalkey Castle (admission included) and then on for a bit ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.76
Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions, Dublin, Attraction Tickets
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

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Enjoy free access to more than 30 top Dublin attractions for one great-value price with the Dublin Pass. Get complimentary entry to the famous Guinness ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $72.52
Book of Kells Early Access Tour with Dublin Castle, Dublin, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Book of Kells Early Access Tour with Dublin Castle

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Discover one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage on this early access fully guided tour. You will explore the Book of Kells' rich ornamentation, ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.02

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