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

Castletown House will reopen for the 2018 season on 16 March. 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.

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What’s On

We are currently working on the exciting programme of events for 2018.
Check back soon or get a flavour of the wide variety of events we organise from our 2017 programme here.

Park Run @ Parkland
Apr 15 2017 @ 9:30 am – Dec 31 2018 @ 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[...]
National Tree Week: Outdoors Guided Tour @ Castletown House and Parkland
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Tree Week: Outdoors Guided Tour @ Castletown House and Parkland | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
2:00 pm
Celebrate National Tree Week with us and join our Head Gardener, Rory Finnegan, for a guided walk of Castletown’s award-winning parklands. No booking required, meet up at the front steps of the house.
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
St Patrick's Day Céilí in the Courtyard @ Stable Wing & Courtyard | County Louth | Ireland
1:00 pm
Put on your dancing shoes and join Fear an Ti, Jerry O’Reilly and the Brian Boru Ceile band at our annual St Patrick’s Day Céilí in the Stable Wing courtyard.
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
RED EMBERS THEATRE COMPANY present The 39 Steps, one thrilling, hilarious noir adventure. Inspired by Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film and the classic spy novel, this Broadway hit plunges you into the world of Richard Hannay, an[...]
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
RED EMBERS THEATRE COMPANY present The 39 Steps, one thrilling, hilarious noir adventure. Inspired by Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film and the classic spy novel, this Broadway hit plunges you into the world of Richard Hannay, an[...]
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
RED EMBERS THEATRE COMPANY present The 39 Steps, one thrilling, hilarious noir adventure. Inspired by Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film and the classic spy novel, this Broadway hit plunges you into the world of Richard Hannay, an[...]
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
RED EMBERS THEATRE COMPANY present The 39 Steps, one thrilling, hilarious noir adventure. Inspired by Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film and the classic spy novel, this Broadway hit plunges you into the world of Richard Hannay, an[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Join us on Sunday, 25 March, for our first Country Market and Craft Fair of 2018. Taking place on the last Sunday of every month, this is the perfect place to discover a range of wonderful[...]
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 39 Steps @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
RED EMBERS THEATRE COMPANY present The 39 Steps, one thrilling, hilarious noir adventure. Inspired by Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film and the classic spy novel, this Broadway hit plunges you into the world of Richard Hannay, an[...]
Handel’s Messiah @ Long Gallery
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Handel's Messiah @ Long Gallery | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Handel’s glorious and dramatic oratorio, Messiah, is firmly fixed in the hearts of music lovers around the world. The work has a particular significance to Dubliners, as it received its premiere on 13 April 1742 at[...]

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.

The Castletown Foundation

  The Castletown Foundation is an educational charity which was established in 1979 and owned Castletown until 1994. The Foundation presented the House with thirteen acres and the Conolly Folly to the Irish State, and the Office of Public Works has subsequently...

December at Castletown

Welcome to December at Castletown, and if it is not too early, Merry Christmas! We have two Christmas markets this month to help you get into the spirit! The house is closed for the winter right now, but you can take a virtual tour at any time of the year, with either...

The OPW-Maynooth University Archive and Research Centre at Castletown

  Launched by President Mary McAleese in 2008, the OPW-Maynooth University Archive and Research Centre at Castletown was established to facilitate the care and study of archives and other sources dealing with the history of Irish estates, their houses and inhabitants....

Castletown House

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