Dalkey Castle, Town Hall & Heritage Centre

Photo: Donal Murphy

Dalkey Castle, Town Hall & Heritage Centre

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Sunday 15 October

Dating back to 700AD, Dalkey Castle Heritage Centre offers a guided tour experience. Visitors can learn about the Castle’s history and building from Early Christian, through Viking, Medieval, Tudor and Victorian times to the present day. The site is comprised of an Early Christian Church, Graveyard (in ruins), a Medieval Fortified Townhouse (with all its defensive features intact), a refurbished Victorian Town Hall (1891-1893), a modern state of the art Heritage Centre and a Writers’ Gallery (built in 1998). The Castle Heritage Centre underwent a major renovation by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Architects’ Department which was highly commended in the ‘Best Cultural Building’ category of the 2015 RIAI Architecture Awards and won the National Heritage Award 2016. The different periods of history are visible in the layers of stone in the entrance foyer.

Pre-book your place on this tour: details below. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Designed by: Unknown
Building Date: 700 AD

Pre-book your place

The majority of our Open House Dublin buildings are open access, but places on this tour must be booked in advance. Follow the link below for details.

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