Living History a great chance to learn about Dalkey Castle

by Gazette Reporter

LIVING history tours are coming to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre this summer.
With a history dating back to the middle ages, the Living History Tour is the perfect opportunity to learn about Dalkey Castle and is the ideal activity to do with the children over the summer months.
Both educational and fun, the tour is the only first person living history tour in Dublin.
Actors from Deilg Inis Living History Theatre Company bring history to life with theatre performances as part of the tour.
The actors, who are dressed in full costume from the era, tell stories and interact with visitors, making it seem like they have travelled back through time!
During the tour, visitors can climb to the battlements for panoramic views of the sea and mountains.
They can experience the peace and tranquillity of the early Christian Church and Graveyard dedicated to Saint Begnet, try their strength on the longbow, sit in the barber surgeon’s cart or experience medieval toilet practices in the garderobe.
The Archer will show visitors the yew tree in the graveyard from which he gets the wood for his longbow, while the Cook prepares delicious delights for the evening’s feast. Other characters include Vikings, Slaves, Quarry workers and Merchants.
On site, there is a medieval castle/fortified townhouse, an early Christian Church, a state of the art Heritage Centre (with information in 12 languages) and a Writers’ Gallery with portraits and interactive screens with the work of 45 writers and creative artists from Joyce to Beckett. Visitors can also browse the interactive time line from early Christian through Viking, Medieval, Victorian and modern times in Dalkey.
The Living History Tour takes place every day except Tuesday. Tickets are €9 for an adult and €7 for a child under 12. Visit www.dalkeycastle.com/ or telephone 01 2858366.

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