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

Starting 1st May, 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[...]
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Biodiversity Week with ‘Raven Haven’, Birds of Prey @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
2:00 pm
FREE Admission – no booking required. This is a wonderful opportunity to see and meet some of our native Irish Birds of Prey as we celebrate biodiversity week at Castletown with our friends from ‘Raven[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Our monthly market and craft fair continues with a variety of crafts, seasonal goods and food with live music from Locoswing Gypsy Jazz at 2pm.   Market and Music in the Stables. Castletown House. Mark[...]
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[...]
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Irish Wolfhound Club Championship @ Front Lawns | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
11:00 am
We are delighted to host The Irish Wolfhound Club of Ireland Championship Show at Castletown. You’re invited to come and view these gentle giants as they compete for ‘Best in Show’.  
Soprano Emer Barry in Concert @ Long Gallery, Main House
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Soprano Emer Barry in Concert @ Long Gallery, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Soprano Emer Barry is delighted to present ‘Storyteller’ at Castletown. This concert will feature songs and duets from the worlds of Opera, Musical Theatre and Movies, with particular emphasis on the idea that ‘music can[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Our monthly market and craft fair continues with a variety of crafts, seasonal goods and food with live music from The Dublin Concert Band at 2pm.   Market and Music in the Stables. Castletown House. Mark[...]
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Irish Fashion Design in the 1950s and 60s @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
11:00 am
Irish Fashion on the World Stage: Irish Fashion Design in the 1950s and 60s 25th June Hunting Room, Stable Wing Free admission, but advance booking required at the link above. Alex Ward, Curator of Textiles[...]
Ib Jorgensen: Irish Couturier @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ib Jorgensen: Irish Couturier @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
1:00 pm
Free admission, but advance booking required at the link above. From the 1950s to the 1990s, Ib Jorgensen was one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers. As a founder of Irish Haute Couture and designer for[...]
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[...]
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chapterhouse Theatre Company present 'Peter Pan' @ Back Lawn | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
4:00 pm
Open-Air Theatre Chapterhouse Theatre Company present, ‘Peter Pan’ on Saturday 1st July, 2017 on the back lawns at Castletown. Performance starts at 4pm, with access to the lawn from 3pm. After the hugely successful event[...]
Baroque to Broadway @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Baroque to Broadway @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Doors open at 7.30pm, unreserved seating. Baroque to Broadway plays homage to some of the greatest composers in the world and the masterpieces they created. From the Opera Houses of Europe to the Broadway stages[...]
Claudia Boyle in Concert @ Long Gallery, Main House
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Claudia Boyle in Concert @ Long Gallery, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Soprano Claudia Boyle in concert accompanied by Mairead Hurley on piano. Saturday 15th July, 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. Long Gallery, Main House. Enjoy pre-concert supper at the Courtyard Café, advance and separate[...]
Ensemble Avalon @ Entrance Hall, Main House
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ensemble Avalon @ Entrance Hall, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Doors open 7.30pm, unreserved seating. Ensemble Avalon is a critically acclaimed Irish piano trio, with Ioana Petcu Coaln on violin, Gerald Peregrine on cello and Michael McHale on piano. You will certainly recognise them from[...]
Jul 22 @ 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[...]
Jul 22 @ 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[...]

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