National Schools Living History

Dalkey Castle

Jan 1, 2020


Jan 31, 2020


Weekday mornings excl Tuesdays



Art and Culture

he highly successful Living History Programme for national schools is running again this year in association with DLR Heritage Office.

It commenced on Wednesday 23rd January and runs until Friday 27th April. The programme has been designed to suit fourth, fifth and sixth classes. Extra dates have been added now until end of April.

The Living History presentation involves actors from Deilg Inis Theatre Company, in full period costume, bringing the history of our 15th century Fortified Town House /castle and the wider area to colourful life. The company portrays characters from early Christian through Viking to medieval and Victorian times. The defensive features of the medieval Town House/Castle are illustrated. The Murder Hole is activated theatrically and participation by the students is encouraged. One of the archers who defended the castle from the notorious O’Byrnes and O’Tooles of Wicklow demonstrates the use of the longbow.

To book email maeve@dalkeycastle.com or tel: 01 2858366.

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