Due to an orange wind warning issued by Met Éireann, Castletown House & Parklands and The Courtyard Cafe will be closed on Saturday February 29th.

 

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.

BOOK ONLINE!

Click here to buy your tickets for our Guided Tours!

Castletown House will re-open for tours on Thursday March 5th, 2020.

For group / school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail castletown@opw.ie or call us on 01 628 8252

The grounds are open daily all year round, and are free to enter and explore.

Please download the Code of Conduct for Dog Owners at this link. Guidelines for suitable food for the ducks in our pond can be found here.

Discover Ireland’s Iconic Heritage Sites with the Office of Public Works

Be inspired by this video to explore Ireland’s rich and diverse history in 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage. From our Unesco World Heritage site Newgrange in Ireland’s Ancient East to Skellig Michael on the Wild Atlantic Way, from Dublin Castle to the Swiss Cottage, from Céide Fields to the Phoenix Park – whatever your fancy or destination, plan your visit with us here. We would love to welcome you soon!

Conservation in Progress

Watch textile conservators May Berkouwer and Ksynia Marko at work conserving the original nineteenth-century silk wall hangings in the Crimson Drawing Room at Castletown. Their work is part of a larger project which aims to restore the historic character of the room. Be sure to put Castletown House on your itinerary this summer when you can discover, or rediscover, the fully conserved Crimson Drawing Room.

What’s On

 

Click here to access our full online Calendar of Events.

3:00 pm
Irish National Opera presents: ABL Aviation Opera Studio Recital Kelli-Ann Masterson, soprano Bríd Ni Ghruagáin, mezzo-soprano Andrew Gavin, tenor Rory Dunne, bass-baritone   W.A Mozart  “Padre, Germani, addio!” (Don Giovanni) Aria 4’00” Kelli-Ann Masterson ”W.A[...]
Hunting Room
Mar 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
3:00 pm
Paul Linehan, a former Feis Ceoil Tenor Solo Competition winner, who has performed both nationally and internationally, will present, along with guest soprano, Mary Conroy, a programme of songs from the songbook of renowned tenor,[...]
Hunting Room
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s famous Country Market and Craft Fairs resume for the 2020 season with music from Tathlum Folk Movement from 2pm    
Stable Wing
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Now in its third year, following two sell-out performances in 2018 and 2019, OPW Castletown House welcomes Handel’s Messiah back to the stunning Long Gallery for what will no doubt be the musical highlight of[...]
Long Gallery
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
7:00 pm
  Dublin-born Miriam Roycroft studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Donald McCall and Ralph Kirshbaum.  Upon graduation, she won the Muriel Taylor Cello Competition in London.  Further studies included a[...]
Entrance Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
  Fiona Gryson is a harpist from Co. Meath. She recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Music Performance from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where she studied with Denise Kelly-McDonnell, having previously graduated[...]
Entrance Hall

The Castletown Blog

Stay up to date, and enjoy glimpses from behind the scenes at Castletown! Here are the latest entries; click here for the archive.

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February News

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Heritage Ireland latest e-zine

Heritage Ireland latest e-zine

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