Living History At Dalkey Castle
Actors in medieval costume will bring the fascinating history of the castle to life, where you will see their customs, some barbaric, some comical, first hand.
An Archer may accost you, a Medieval Cook may enlighten you, the Barber Surgeon may offer you a haircut and a tooth extraction as part of the Living History Live Performances!
Explore the fortified medieval Townhouse, with its murder hole, bartizan, garderobe, machicolation and battlements;
Examine the models of Dalkey Quarry, the building of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the Atmospheric and Funicular railways;
Experience the tranquility of the 10th Century St. Begnet’s Church and Graveyard; Read the local literary connections in the Writers’ Gallery.
1st May to 31st October, 2008
Weekdays 10.00am -4.30pm
Sat & Sun 11.30am-4.30pm
Adult €6, Concession €5, Child €4, Family €16.
Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is comprised of a fifteenth century fortified Town House, called Goat Castle after the Cheevers’ family who lived there in the 1600s; a tenth century Church & Graveyard dedicated to St Begnet, a Modern Exhibition Area, an Art Gallery, a Gift Shop & Dalkey Town Hall.
The Modern Exhibition Area looks out on the St Begnet’s Church & Graveyard. It houses the Rathdown Slab, a pre-Christian burial marker which was found in St Begnet’s Graveyard.
There are Information Panels on Dalkey’s origins which began in 4500BC on Dalkey Island. The stories and legends of Dalkey such as the Dalkey Gold Rush with Etty Scott and the Crowning of the King of Dalkey are also chronicled