Dalkey Literary Awards - 20th June 2020
Dalkey Literary Awards - 20th June 2020


Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is a visitor attraction along the coastline, ten miles south of Dublin city. There are guided tours all day excluding lunch time. The visitor experience includes an interactive live theatre performance with costumed actors.Dalkey Castle is comprised of a fortified town house/ small castle structure, an early Christian Church & Graveyard, a modern Heritage Centre and Writers’ Gallery.

You can climb to the battlements with its magnificent views of sea and mountains. In complete contrast to the Living History tour, you can spend time browsing the interactive screens in the new state of the art Heritage Centre.

If literary matters take your fancy, why not explore the Writers’ Gallery where over forty writers and creative artists from Joyce and Beckett to Bono and Binchy hold sway? Check availability in advance at festival time.


Kayaking.ie specialise in providing kayaking and canoeing courses, classes and trips all over Ireland and abroad. We offer everything from relaxing scenic trips for beginners, groups and families to high adrenaline whitewater and everything in between! They run kayak tours on a daily basis in 3 locations:

Around DALKEY for Morning, Afternoon and Sunset tours

Along the LIFFEY at LUCAN

Along the ROYAL CANAL near LUCAN

Tours last between 2-3 hours and are suitable for complete beginners. All gear & equipment is provided so all you need to worry about is having fun.


Ken is a native of Dalkey, coming from a strong boating background. His knowledge of the sea and the waterways of Dalkey sound are second nature to him. Ken is an oarsman in the east-coast rowing community for the past 45 years. Ken’s boat The Lilly Rose has passed the stringent tests set out by the Department of Marine and is licensed to carry five people. Life jackets are provided for all age groups. Infant to adult. Ken holds all the necessary qualifications as required by the authorities. The ferry operates 7 days a week from 10 o’clock to 6 o’clock.