Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
The Living History tour combines fun and learning with Archery, Coin Minting, Barber Surgery and Cookery.
Dalkey took its name from Dalkey Island. Originally in Irish, it was named Deilg Inis meaning Thorn Island. This was later changed to Deilg –ei by the Vikings, Dalk-ei by the Normans and later anglicised to Dalkey.
Dalkey grew as a small village around the Early Christian Church of St Begnet. Its later growth and importance was certainly influenced by the anchorage provided for large Anglo-Norman ships in Dalkey Sound.
Seven fortified Town Houses/ castles were built from the Protected content onwards along Castle Street to store the goods. At that time, in addition to the castles, Dalkey comprised of cabins, a few inns, burgages and gardens.
It rose to prominence again with the excavation of granite in Dalkey Quarry from Protected content .
The Dalkey Castle and Heritage Center give some free 10 tickets twice a day donated tours as per day usually 10 am & 4.30 pm.
11.30 am, 13.30 pm & 15.00 pm (constantly updated).
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