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 will re-open for tours on March 1st 2019.

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.

Looking for a special treat? Why not gift yourself or a loved one a ticket to the Irish National Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice in February or to Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Niall Kinsella, in April 2019?



Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Unreserved seating. In her first appearance in a Hitchcock thriller, Grace Kelly plays Margot Wendice, wife of retired English tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland). When her ex-lover, American crime writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings)[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Unreserved seating. Confined to his New York apartment with a broken leg, professional photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbours. One afternoon, he witnesses a[...]
Hunting Room
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Unreserved seating. This romantic thriller is set on the French Riviera where a series of ingenious jewellery robberies leads the police to suspect retired jewel thief John Robie (Cary Grant) is back to his old[...]
Hunting Room
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
Surviving Picasso Saturday, 7 July 3pm, doors open at 2.45pm Hunting Room, Stable Wing FREE admission Seats on a first come, first served basis Canvas, colour, metal, ceramics. The century’s leading artist commanded them all.[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
Frida Saturday, 14 July 3pm, doors open at 2.45pm Hunting Room, Stable Wing FREE admission Seats on a first come, first served basis Nominated for six Academy Awards in 2002, Frida is the true story[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
Pollock Saturday, 21 July 3pm, doors open at 2.45pm Hunting Room, Stable Wing FREE admission Seats on a first come, first served basis Directed by and starring Ed Harris, Pollock is a beautifully crafted drama[...]
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
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

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.

Books About Castletown

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...

Christmas at Castletown

Glad tidings we bring to you and your kin: Christmas market with live crib and music, Santa in Castletown House, music, storytelling, gift ideas - there is a lot to discover and do at Castletown this December!     Winter Opening The restored Crimson Drawing...

The Collection at Castletown: Treasures Lost and Found

Castletown, in the words of Kevin B. Nowlan, former Professor of Modern History, is an Italian palace set on the banks of the River Liffey. At the time it was built, contemporary commentators expected it to be no less than ‘the epitome of the Kingdom, and all the...

Castletown House

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