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.

Notice

Due to maintenance works, the Berkeley toy collection on the second floor will not be accessible today (Friday 28th April 2017). We apologise for any inconvenience.

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 and explore the 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[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Apr 30 @ 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 St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Band, Kingscourt at 2pm.   Market and Music in[...]
Floral Demonstration @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Floral Demonstration @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Back due to popular demand! A floral demonstration from award-winning florist and designer, Lorcan Burke of Absolutely FABulous Flowers. Tickets €12.50 (Includes booking fee and raffle ticket to win one of his amazing creations on[...]
Yeats’ Women @ Dining Room, Main House
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Yeats' Women @ Dining Room, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
8pm, doors open 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. Created in 2015 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth. Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello tell the story of W.B. Yeats’ life and all the women who supported[...]
May 14 @ 4:45 am – 6:00 am
National Dawn Chorus Day @ Car Park | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
4:45 am
4.45am – Starting at the Car Park. FREE. Places limited. Advance booking required. E-mail: castletownevents@opw.ie or Telephone +353 1 6288252 to apply for tickets. The OPW, in association with the Kildare branch of Birdwatch Ireland,[...]
Will You Remember? @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing, Castletown House
May 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Will You Remember? @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing, Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
3:30 pm
3.30pm, doors open at 3pm. Unreserved seating. Don’t miss soprano Sandra Oman, baritone Simon Morgan and David Wray, piano, in an unforgettable tribute to Silver Screen Icons of the ‘30s and ‘40s, Jeanette MacDonald and[...]
May 20 @ 10:00 am – May 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Abbey Art Group Exhibition @ The Coach House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
The Abbey Art Group are local artists from Celbridge who were founded in 1982. The artists work in a variety of mediums The group will have fifty paintings on display, Saturday 20th and 21st May[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]

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