Music & Arts in Dalkey, Dublin




Painting by Róisín O'Shea (Coliemore Harbour)

Painting by Róisín O’Shea – Coliemore Harbour

Prop up your easel and be inspired by breathtaking views that have been likened to the Bay of Naples.

The coastline stretches as far as the eye can see from Wicklow and Howth and is an excellent location for artists and writers alike.

Suggested view points:

– Sorrento Park & Dillon’s Park
– Coliemore Harbour
– Killiney Hill & Vico Road








Photo by John Fahy – Sorrento Park

Dalkey is a haven for any budding or professional photographer. The town itself is alight with the quaint and quirky splendour of an Irish village and our abundant scenic landscapes are nothing short of picture perfect.

Suggested view points:

– Sorrento Park & Dillon’s Park
– Coliemore Harbour
– Killiney Hill & Vico Road




Traditional Irish Music Sessions

@ Comhaltas

irish traditional music sessions

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. They host a session in the Cultúrlann every Tuesday evening. Musicians of all abilities are welcome.

32 Belgrave Square
Co. Dublin
+353 1 2800295

Tuesday 9.15 pm
(Musicians welcome to play)
Comhaltas Events – Moderate Session


Live Music

@The Tram Yard

live music tram yard

The Tram Yard in the heart of Dalkey village has in recent times become a hub for music and culture.

Most Fri/Sat nights you can catch live music being played for some talented local artists.
Drop by and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine and enjoy the atmosphere and ambience.


The Tram Yard,
Castle Street,

Live Music: Fri/Sat nights 8-Late.





Craft & Farmers Market

@ The Tram Yard

farmers market tram yard dalkey

The Tram Yard hosts a delightful craft & farmer’s food market every Saturday. Sample some artisan cuisine or by something crafty from one of our local artists.

After all that hard word you can award yourself with some soothing live jazz sounds and a delicious hot chocolate in the Tramyard Café.

The Tram Yard,
Castle Street,

Stalls: Food, Crafts



The Dalkey Book Festival

@ Various Locations, Dalkey

dalkey book festival

The Dalkey Book Festival (14th-16th June 2013) is an annual celebration of the wealth of literary talent in and around Dalkey.

It coincides with Bloomsday and over the weekend visitors can attend recitals, performances and discussions with a whole host of well know personalities and literary gems.


For more information visit the official website:

Dalkey Book Festival





Art Gallery

@ Dalkey Art Studio



Visit Dalkey’s resident Artist on Saturdays at the Tramyard in the Dalkey Art Studio. During the week this is a working studio but on the weekends it is open as an Artists Gallery, all are welcome to visit and meet the artist.


View directory page for more information or visit the Dalkey Art Studio facebook page.






Dalkey Heritage and Culture


View some sample Heritage & Culture Itineraries for your visit to Dalkey, County Dublin.