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 castletown@opw.ie.

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.

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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.

3:00 pm
Irish National Opera & United Fall, in partnership with Irish Baroque Orchestra Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck Gluck’s revolutionary opera Orfeo ed Euridice was a highlight of Galway International Arts Festival 2018 where it had[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
8:00 pm
GERALD PEREGRINE – C.V. “ravishing sensitivity…one of the highlights of my listening year” ( Ensemble Avalon-The Strad). “Gerald Peregrine plays the cello as if born to it” – (The Irish Times).   **Enjoy a pre-concert[...]
Entrance Hall
1:00 pm
  Join Fear an Tí Jerry O’Reilly and the Brian Boru Céilí Band at our annual St. Patrick’s Day céilí in the Courtyard.
Stable Courtyard
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
  Our ever popular Country Market & Craft Fairs return to the Stable Wing and Courtyard with music from The Hotswing Quartet from 2pm.
Stable Wing, Castletown House
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
  Schola Hyberniae is Ireland’s specialist female vocal ensemble specialising in plainchant and early polyphony. All the singers are highly experienced vocalists and musicians, who are active in the fields of education, research, musicology, and performance.[...]
Entrance Hall
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Following last year’s sell-out performance, Handel’s Messiah returns to Castletown’s Long Gallery for what will no doubt be a highlight of the season. A glorious and dramatic work, Handel’s Messiah, is firmly fixed in the[...]
Castletown House
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
A piano student of Mary Beattie at the CIT Cork School of Music, eighteen-year-old Kevin Jansson is emerging as one of the finest musicians of his generation.   Kevin has six international 1st prizes to[...]
Entrance Hall
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
  Our ever popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with music from Leixlip Community Youth Band from 2pm.
Stable Wing, Castletown House
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Florence’s Biography Soprano Florence Khei Kuan Chong began her music training as a pianist. She was awarded a full scholarship to study on the Diploma in Music course in SEGI College Subang Jaya, Malaysia, in[...]
Entrance Hall
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
  “I’m half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I’d be in a hell of a mess! Audrey Hepburn In celebration of what would have been her 90th birthday, the[...]
Hunting Room
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
  “Sephira” – The Irish Rock Violinists are undeniably one of the world’s most exciting musical talents having appeared with Andrea Bocelli, Celtic super group; Clannad, and Enya to name a few. This was all[...]
Long Gallery
May 15 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
6:45 pm
The OPW, in association with the Kildare Branch of Birdwatch Ireland,is delighted to invite you to enjoy the ‘Dusk Chorus’ at Castletown. The evening will involve a presentation in the Hunting Room, followed by a[...]
Hunting Room
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
  The Abbey Art Group, a local group established 1982 will exhibit a range of paintings of local scenes, botanical studies, still life in a range of mediums: watercolour, oils, acrylics and pastels.
Coach House, Stable Wing
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
  The Abbey Art Group, a local group established 1982 will exhibit a range of paintings of local scenes, botanical studies, still life in a range of mediums: watercolour, oils, acrylics and pastels.
Coach House, Stable Wing
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
  Irish Baroque Orchestra returns to Castletown House in the company of world renowned guest director Kristian Bezuidenhout. On the world’s finest harpsichord virtuosos, Bezuidenhout turns his attention towards Bach; his monumental Art of Fugue on one hand and the[...]
Long Gallery
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
  Camarilla Ensemble is an award winning and distinguished chamber music group, renowned for its vibrant and distinctive performances.  The group comprises five outstanding wind players, and has firmly established itself on the UK music scene[...]
Entrance Hall

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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