Welcome to Castletown House

When it was built in the 1720s, Castletown set a radical precedent and it is an extraordinary part of our cultural inheritance. Now, as the OPW breathes contemporary life into Ireland’s earliest and finest Palladian house, it is trailblazing once more. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Open Daily during Season

The house is open seven days a week from 16th March to 5th November 2017. Tickets can be purchased on site at the visitor reception desk in the main house. The grounds are open all year round, and are free to enter and explore.

New! Rent a Bike

Pick up a bike beside the entrance to the Farmyard from Wheels4U and explore Castletown’s parklands and historic Celbridge village.

What’s On

We would love to welcome you to the wide variety of events that Castletown has to offer this season!
Download a full programme of events for 2017 here.

Art of the Miniature @ Print Room, Ground Floor, Castletown House
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
Art of the Miniature @ Print Room, Ground Floor, Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Art of the Miniature 16th March to 5th November Print Room, Ground Floor Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket to the house. A remarkably generous donation of eighteenth-century miniatures to the Irish[...]
Hello Dolly! @ The Nursery, Second Floor, Castletown House
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
Hello Dolly! @ The Nursery, Second Floor, Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Hello Dolly! 10th April to 5th November The Nursery, Second Floor Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket to the house. Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick. So she[...]
Women of Fashion @ Lady Kildare's Room, First Floor
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
Women of Fashion @ Lady Kildare's Room, First Floor | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Women of Fashion 10th April to 5th November Lady Kildare’s Room, First Floor Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket to the house. Women of Fashion comprises five eighteenth-century women’s court gowns from[...]
Park Run @ Parkland
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – Dec 31 @ 10:30 am
Park Run @ Parkland | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
Throughout the year on Saturday mornings at 9.30am, you’re invited to join in on the Parkrun fun around the fabulous grounds of the Castletown parklands. This is a FREE, weekly, 5k, timed event, organised by[...]
Grace @ Second Floor
May 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
Grace @ Second Floor | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Grace 29th May to 30th September Second Floor Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket to the house. The OPW is delighted to present this wonderful exhibition curated by Guillaume Aral, Virginie Journiac[...]
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Big Brick Exhibition @ The Farmyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
OPW is the lead design agency in Ireland designing and building public facilities and it is brilliant to collaborate with Michael Finan and Learn it to help train the next generation of Irish designers in[...]
The Castletown Experience @ Castletown House
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm
The Castletown Experience @ Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
1st July to 31st August, 10am to 5pm Weekends in September, 10am to 5pm Launching this season, a fantastic new offering at Castletown! With a variety of events throughout the season including Arts and Crafts[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Country market and craft fair in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with live music from Aisling Out Walking at 2pm.   Market and Music in the Stables. Castletown House. Mark Reddy Trinity Digital Studios. Office[...]
Grace Kelly on Screen: Dial M for Murder @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grace Kelly on Screen: Dial M for Murder @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
Unreserved seating. In her first appearance in a Hitchcock thriller, Grace Kelly plays Margot Wendice, wife of retired English tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland). When her ex-lover, American crime writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings)[...]
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grace Kelly on Screen: Rear Window @ Hunting Room | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
Unreserved seating. Confined to his New York apartment with a broken leg, professional photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbours. One afternoon, he witnesses a[...]
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grace Kelly on Screen: To Catch a Thief @ Hunting Room | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
Unreserved seating. This romantic thriller is set on the French Riviera where a series of ingenious jewellery robberies leads the police to suspect retired jewel thief John Robie (Cary Grant) is back to his old[...]
Vladimir and Anton in Concert @ Long Gallery, Main House
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Vladimir and Anton in Concert @ Long Gallery, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift – mastery of the classical violin – and these young virtuosos have been playing together for almost twenty years. Vladimir and Anton push[...]
National Heritage Week @ Castletown House and Parkland
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm
National Heritage Week @ Castletown House and Parkland | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
We’re delighted to participate in National Heritage Week. Refer to the Heritage Week website to view the full list of events at Castletown, and nationwide.  
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm
The North Kildare Beekeepers Demonstration @ Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
11:00 am
FREE Admission Meet members of the North Kildare Beekeepers Association and learn about the fascinating lives of bees from hives to honey. View a live display of the native Irish honey bee and try to[...]
Aug 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Photo Fun: Making Pinhole Cameras Workshop with Emma O’Toole, Artist @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
11:30 am
Join artist Emma O’Toole to find out how a pinhole camera was used and make a simple pinhole camera of your own. You will be able to test your photography skills using your own cameras[...]
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lights, Camera, Action!: Film Storyboard Workshop with Emma O’Toole, Artist @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
2:00 pm
Create your own movie story by exploring the wonderful world of film and how it allows us to capture exciting ideas and stories. Artist Emma O’Toole will guide you through the storyboard technique and help[...]
Bat Walk @ The Coach House, Stable Wing
Aug 19 @ 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Bat Walk @ The Coach House, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:45 pm
FREE (date change from Friday to Saturday due to Heritage Week). Meeting at the Coach House in the Stable Wing. Booking required as places are limited. Telephone +353 1 6288252 or email castletown@opw.ie to reserve[...]
Patrick Rafter Recital @ Long Gallery, Main House
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Patrick Rafter Recital @ Long Gallery, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to view one of Irelands finest rising stars, Patrick Rafter, at Castletown. … belonging amongst the greatest violinists, except for names such as Maxim Vengerov, Itzhak Perlman and Nigel Kennedy, I[...]
Ladies Who Lunch @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ladies Who Lunch @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Doors open 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. Irene Gaffney and Glynis Casson are ‘Ladies who Lunch’. This is a wickedly amusing review of all of the facets of a woman’s life – the ups and downs, the[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
As summer draws to a close, our market and craft fair will take place in the Stable Wing Courtyard with live music at 2pm from the Ballymore Eustace Concert Band.   Market and Music in[...]

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