Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is comprised of the 14th century Fortified Townhouse/ Castle, the Early Christian Church, dedicated to St Begnet, and the modern Heritage Centre.

Dalkey Town Hall built in 1893 is accessed through the Castle foyer. St Begnet’s Church & Graveyard is also accessible through the Heritage Centre. Check to avoid pre-booked groups.

Dalkey Castle is open 6 days per week. Closed every Tuesday.

The visitor experience is enhanced by costumed actors from Deilg Inish Theatre Company who bring the history to colourful life. An Archer will defend you, a Barber Surgeon will cure your ailments and the Cook will give you mouth-watering recipes.
Dalkey Castle was built in 1390 and is quite compact in its on-street location. It has all the features of the larger Irish castles: Battlements, Arrow-looped windows, Garderobe, Murder Hole and Machicolation.
Visitors will learn about the site’s history from Early Christian, through Viking, Medieval, Tudor and Victorian times to the present day. Today, it has an integral state of the art Heritage Centre with historical information in 12 languages.
The Castle also houses a Writers’ Gallery which celebrates the work of great Irish writers and creative artists from Joyce to Bono and Beckett to the world-famous Maeve Binchy who lived locally.
The writers are further celebrated in the ‘Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers’ Guided Walks in the town and two bespoke literary stage shows (evenings only).


Tripadvisor and CIE Awards of Excellence 2013-2018 including:
Failte Ireland Excellence in Customer Care 2018
National Heritage Award 2016.


Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.30 (closed Tuesdays)
Saturday – Sunday 11.00 -17.30
Visit our website for information on our latest tours and events. Dalkey Castle website

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Dalkey Castle

1 day 13 hours ago

We were delighted to welcome the Ladies All-Ireland Senior Championship Winning Dublin LGFA team to Dalkey and Dalkey Castle yesterday with the Brendan Martin Cup.
We wondered …. What Would the Countess Say if she knew that Dublin women could play Gaelic football in Croke Park and …win 3 All-Ireland titles in a row! Cuala GAA

You can ask her when she comes to life in Martina Devlin's play on Saturday 21st at 7.30pm in Dalkey Castle. Tickets - Book at www.dalkeycastle.com/book Tel credit card 01 285 8366

Dalkey Castle

4 days 5 hours ago

Ever wondered What Would The Countess Say? Wonder no more. Sharon Nealon brings #countessmarkievicz to life on stage Dalkey Castle on Saturday September 21st Anne Cassin of #RTENationwide will chair a discussion afterwards with the author Martina Devlin. Book at https://dalkeycastle.com/product/what-would-the-countess-say-by-martina-devlin/

Dalkey Castle

5 days 3 hours ago

Make it two out of two girls! Best of luck tomorrow to the ladies team and specially the Cuala GAA ladies on the panel. We’ll keep flying the flag and hoping for the double. #upthedubs #dublingaaofficial #COYGIB

Dalkey Castle

6 days 5 hours ago

Best of luck tomorrow to the team and specially the Cuala GAA men on the panel. We’ll be flying the flag again hoping for the five in a row. #upthedubs #dublingaaofficial #visitdublin