Opening Hours and Tickets

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 House is open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm).

March 1st – March 31st:
Access by Guided Tour only.
Tour Times: 10.15, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 16.45

April 1st – November 3rd:
Guided Tours at: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Self – Guided Tours: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

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

The grounds are open daily all year round, and are free to enter and explore.

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.


Click here to buy your tickets for our Guided Tours!

Discover Ireland’s Iconic Heritage Sites with the Office of Public Works

Be inspired by this video to explore Ireland’s rich and diverse history in 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage. From our Unesco World Heritage site Newgrange in Ireland’s Ancient East to Skellig Michael on the Wild Atlantic Way, from Dublin Castle to the Swiss Cottage, from Céide Fields to the Phoenix Park – whatever your fancy or destination, plan your visit with us here. We would love to welcome you soon!

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.

What’s On


Click here to access our full online Calendar of Events.

Apr 15 2017 @ 9:30 am – Dec 31 2018 @ 10:30 am
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 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm
10:00 am
  Discover the world of one of the greatest modern painters – Pablo Picasso – through the lens of Irish-born photographer Edward Quinn at Castletown House this summer. A testament to the friendship that developed[...]
Gallery, Castletown House
8:00 pm
‘Popcorn not Included’: Music from the Movies with a Twist Saturday, 15 September 8pm Hunting Room, Stable Wing Join us for a night of songs and music from La Vita è Bella, The Shawshank Redemption,[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Culture Night Friday, 21 September Come and enjoy a FREE harp and flute concert in the Entrance Hall at 7pm. Tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis. Email  
Entrance Hall
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Country Market & Craft Fair Sunday, 30 September 10am – 5pm Stable Wing & Courtyard FREE Admission Country Market and Craft Fair in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with live uilleann pipes and harp music[...]
Stable Wing & Courtyard
3:00 pm
Spend an hour in the company of the great Irish lyric tenor who charmed and electrified audiences the world over in the early years of the 20th century.  His repertoire ranged from operatic arias to[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
8:00 pm
Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen   **SOLD OUT** Saturday, 13 October, 8pm Hunting Room, Stable Wing The songs of Leonard Cohen return to Castletown this October with five wonderful musicians reinterpreting the masterworks[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm
8:00 pm
Red Embers Theatre Company Presents: Orphans 18 – 21 October, 8pm Matinée on 20 October, 3pm Hunting Room, Stable Wing Broadway and off-Broadway audiences gave this moving drama by Lyle Kessler standing ovations. It is[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
3:00 pm
The Irish Baroque Orchestra Presents: Born in 1685 Sunday, October 21, 3pm Long Gallery Italian oboist Alfredo Bernardini is one of the world’s leading baroque directors and instrumentalists. His personality and charm pour from his[...]
Long Gallery
4:00 pm
FREE FILM SCREENING This Hammer Studios classic from 1958 is close to the letter (and spirit) of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and just the ticket to get you into the mood for Halloween. Meet the infamous count, played[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join internationally renowned violinist, Kirill Troussov and critically acclaimed American-based Irish pianist Cathal Breslin for an exciting performance of music by Beethoven, Brahms, Vitali and Tchaikovsky. Tickets:€15 plus booking fee, from Further enquiries, phone[...]
Entrance Hall
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Country Market & Craft Fair Sunday, 28 October 10am – 5pm Stable Wing & Courtyard FREE Admission Country Market and Craft Fair in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with live music at 2pm from Our[...]
Stable Wing & Courtyard
Oct 29 @ 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
4:45 pm
Join our guides after dark to hear some of the spooky and creepy stories associated with Castletown House and its inhabitants…some well-known, some not so well known…..but all terrifying!!! €5 per person, payable at Reception[...]
Castletown House
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Country Market & Craft Fair Sunday, 25 November 10am – 5pm Stable Wing & Courtyard FREE Admission Country Market and Craft Fair in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with live music at 2pm.   Market[...]
Stable Wing & Courtyard
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Listen to a narration of the much-loved ‘Snowman’, accompanied by its ever popular music on piano. Then, sing along to songs from Disney’s ‘Frozen’. Tickets: Child: €7, Adult €5, Family (2 adults, 3 children) €20,[...]
Stable Wing, Castletown House
12:00 am
With live music and a live crib from Maperath Farm. 12:30 – 1:30 pm  Live music from Bogdan Rusin 2 – 3 pm: Live music from Lucan One Voice Choir  
Stable Wing, Castletown House

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.

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