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 email@example.com.
The grounds are open daily all year round, and are free to enter and explore.
Pleasure Gardens now open!
Open from 10am to 5pm every day until the end of August and weekends in September, the Pleasure Gardens are the perfect spot for a picnic while the kids play or a nice spot to sit in the sun and read while sipping on a coffee.
Senior / Student / Child (over 3ys): €2
Family: (2 adults & 3 children) €10
Or you can buy a Family Summer Pass which allows unlimited access to the Garden and Castletown Experience for the 2019 season for €40.
Tickets available from Castletown House reception (just inside the house front door) or from the ticket office in the West (cafe) courtyard.
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.
Click here to access our full online Calendar of Events.
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.
Castletown 2019 by Deirdre Cullen Castletown House reopens to the public on Friday 1st March. During the winter break our OPW conservation team has been busy cleaning and caring for the house, we’ve been preparing an exciting programme of events, and we'll be open for...
This competition has now closed. Thanks to all who entered. A winner will be selected today. Check here later to see if you have won! Win a Romantic Break for 2 This great prize brought to you by the OPW and Irish Landmark includes: 2 Nights self catering...
An Active Research Programme It is our mission at Castletown ‘to conserve, protect and hold in trust’ this historic site and its contents, ‘in accordance with their national importance and use’. Working closely with the Castletown Foundation as well as the...