All tours are self-guided of the Ground Floor and are free of charge for 2020.

Booking in advance essential using the link below.

In accordance with government guidelines, face coverings are mandatory in the house and at visitor reception.

Online bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. In the interest of safety, we cannot allow group visits at present.

If you have any queries regarding online tickets, please email

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.

Castletown's Biodiversity Garden

Introducing….Castletown’s Biodiversity Garden!
This new offering at Castletown will be open Saturdays and Sundays in September 2020 from 10:30am to 4:45pm (last entry 4:15)
Meet Castletown’s fairies, the guardians of the Biodiversity at Castletown, do their clue hunting trail, meet some of our four-legged friends and have a go of the play area!
Special introductory admission prices for September of €2 for adults and seniors and children under 12 are free.
There is no need to pre-book for the biodiversity garden, reception is located in the West (café) courtyard.
The garden is a dog free area.


The Courtyard Café is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm

You can contact the café by calling (01) 6279498

For group / school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail 

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.





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Self-Guiding Information Leaflet

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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.

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.

SHOPPING FOR FASHION, 18TH CENTURY STYLE! To be transported back in time to another era, to learn about the cultural, social and political attitudes of that time is what makes period dramas so popular. For me, I was especially fascinated by the peculiarities and...

Castletown House Stables and why it merits a closer look….

Castletown House Stables and why it merits a closer look….

Castletown House, built in the early 18th century by William Conolly, is one of Ireland’s largest and finest Palladian houses in Ireland. Now in the hands of the OPW, thousands visit Castletown every year to see this architecture gem and learn about its history. Yet...