Level 5

COVID-19: Level 5 Restrictions

The Parklands and car park remain open from 7am to 8pm daily for those who live within 5km.

The Courtyard Café remains open for take-away.

 The house remains closed.

 While using the parklands, please be mindful of social distancing and make way for more vulnerable people who might find it more difficult to alter their route e.g. the elderly, people with disabilities, people with buggies and small children.

Please assist us in maintaining the Parklands by taking your rubbish home.

 For queries please email castletown@opw.ie

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.


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

You can contact the café by calling (01) 6279498

Group/School Bookings

For group / school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail castletown@opw.ie

Code of Conduct

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.


Drones are not permitted on the estate without prior permission.

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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! Below are the latest entries. Click here for the archive.

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, 2nd Duke of Lennox and Duke of Aubigny of the French nobility (1701–1750). Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond was the only son of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond (1672-1723) and his wife, Anne (d.1722), widow of Henry, 2nd...

William Conolly’s Funeral

William Conolly’s Funeral

Speaker William Conolly died at his house in Capel Street on 30th October 1729 having collapsed in the House of Commons ten days earlier. His death was lingering, with Thomas Pearson talking of blisters on arms and thighs, continuing fluxes and purges and a fever. 23...

William Conolly

William Conolly

William Conolly (1662-1729)   William Conolly was born in Ballyshannon in Co Donegal in 1662. He has been described variously as the son of an innkeeper, a miller or a land manager. He was a Protestant himself but his background was Catholic on his mother side,...