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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

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“period actors”(7 reviews)
“period dress”(4 reviews)
“role playing”(3 reviews)
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Travel back in time and meet costumed actors who will enthral you with the extraordinary work of the Archer, the Cook and the travelling Barber- Surgeon. Explore the area’s literary and creative connections in the Writers’ Gallery from Joyce to Bono...more
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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I took a crew of about 30 work colleagues, including guests from Ireland and California. The tour was brilliantly presented, the actors performing really well in their roles to add colour to the experience. The historic part of the tour, with a timeline presentation of...More

4  Thank Oisin H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 August 2015

we arrived past the previous tour hour and were interested in the centre. When asked if we visit the graveyard on our own told no, not without a paid admission/tour. They own the graveyard ? No thanks, we walked the toun and visited the island....More

3  Thank WARNINGSHOTBILL
Dalkey C, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2015

We are really sorry that your wish to visit St Begnet’s Church and Graveyard coincided with a pre-booked tour. There must have been some misunderstanding as there is no charge to visit the graveyard ever and we apologise for this. Sometimes, people wishing to access...More

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All reviews period actors period dress role playing short video presentation medieval life great fun interactive tour medieval times a small gift shop dun laoghaire all ages old church back in the day different parts great visit historical facts james joyce
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The staff was so nice. They answered all our questions and I believe even spent extra time with us. It was a great experience!

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did lots of different tours on this past trip but The Dalkey castle tour was a highlight. Well organized staff and the actors are wonderful on the tour. Lots of fun with great facts about the origins of the castle. We will return for sure....More

Thank Edge2bono
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, We are very pleased to hear that our Living History tour was the highlight of your trip. Thank you for the comments on the guides and actors. we would be delighted to welcome you back again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was very interesting, great timeline of the area in the museum. They showed a short video that did a good job of explaining both the area as well as the castle. The graveyard was also interesting-very old headstones and the fact that we could...More

Thank danoza
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The tour started with a short video on the history of the castle and the area. The tour included actors in medieval costume. They were funny and there was banter between them and our group. Great views form the roof. Note: castle is closed on...More

Thank elmsoft
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and good to hear that your group enjoyed the banter and interaction with the actors on the tour.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Heritage Centre. The staff were excellent and really helpful. There were several interactions with people dressed up and acting as if they lived in the castle at the time it was built. Really informative displays and educational film....More

Thank MDH998
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dalkey is a great place to spend a day after a visit to Dalkey Castle for the Living History tour. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the visit and the helpful guides and found it to be fun and educational too.

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Judging by the size of the castle and the fact that we had to pay I think 10-15 euros I wasn't too enthused when first going in, however that all changed as they make the experience 'come to life' with actors giving a tour of...More

Thank NKelly186338
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the comments. It is good to hear that you felt the admission fee was worth the experience that you had on our Living History tour with actors bringing the characters to life.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

suitable for all age group, excellent value, just the right length of time, entertaining, engaging, well worth a trip

Thank Trip802822
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for submitting the review and great to hear what you thought of it.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Period actors give the tour of the castle and grounds. They are very enthusiastic with a good sense of humor. They have a lot of good information to share. It's always nice attend these type of displays and go away with new found knowledge.

1  Thank TomVancouverCanada
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hi Tom, Great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found it both entertaining and informative. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Whilst visiting family in Dun Laoghaire, with my mother and husband, we spent a morning in Dalkey. This was somewhere I had always wanted to visit as it is where my granddad was born. We decided to go into the Castle centre and were not...More

Thank lozpsmith
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

What a lovely way to learn about the place where your granddad was born! We are vey happy to hear that you really enjoyed the Living History tour and especially the actors. thank you for the review.

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We popped into the heritage centre and somehow got sold the 45 min historical tour! It ended up being an hour and I can honestly say one of the most interesting and fun hours I’ve spent on a rainy Thursday in a long time. The...More

1  Thank IrishPamela
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hello Pam, So good to hear that you enjoyed all of the tour, rain included! We appreciate you taking the time to review it and that you felt it was well worth the admission fee to spend the time here learning about the history of...More

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dustysand
24 April 2017|
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Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Drop in rates, tours half hourly, Adult: €9, Student/Concession: €8, Child: (4 -12 yrs.) €7, Family (2 & 2 4 -12 yrs.): €25. Maybe gives us a call in advance just to check availability on the day (353 1 2858366) as we can... More
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Leanne1444
17 October 2016|
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Response from RollininQueensNY | Reviewed this property |
The castle itself with a skit that they do probably is about an hr at the most! then if you want to walk around the grounds, they also have a small movie room that shows a movie, I beleive it was about 20 minutes long... More
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WendyK466
1 June 2015|
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Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Hello Wendy, Dalkey Castle is about 30 minutes trip on the DART train service and about the same travelling by car depending on the volume of traffic. We are closed on a Tuesday but would be delighted to welcome you any... More
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Jolene912
16 May 2015|
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Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Hello Jolene, the tour with the Living History actors lasts about 45 minutes and then you can spend time looking at the interactive screens on the history of Dalkey and browsing in the Writers Gallery and the 10th century... More
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