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November at Castletown

November at Castletown

Hello from Castletown, where we are looking forward to a busy November. Daily guided tours end for the season on the fifth of this month, so if you were planning on taking a tour of the house, you have just a few days left. As a special treat during mid-term...

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Venue Hire at Castletown

Venue Hire at Castletown

Castletown House provides a unique setting in Ireland to host your event and offers both state-of-the art conference facilities in the former Stable Wing as well as several beautiful historic rooms inside the main house for state and corporate functions, photo shoots,...

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October at Castletown

October at Castletown

We would love to welcome you to the wide variety of events that Castletown has to offer this month! You can also download a full programme of events for 2017 here, or pick up a copy on your next visit. Don’t forget that aside from special events, the house is open...

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A Servant’s Life at Castletown

A Servant’s Life at Castletown

Sandra Murphy & Dorothea Depner This year, as part of our Heritage Week celebrations in August, the guides in Castletown decided to offer something new: a ‘below stairs’ tour of Castletown House. We had already created a children’s ‘above stairs’ tour earlier in...

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September at Castletown

September at Castletown

Welcome to September at Castletown! We have some wonderful and exciting events going on in the house and parkland this month, to which we would love to welcome you. We are also open daily for guided tours, or for coffees and lunch in the café. Did you know you can...

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Princess Grace in Ireland as Remembered by You

Princess Grace in Ireland as Remembered by You

By Dorothea Depner, Exhibition Organiser Not long after we launched Grace: Photographs, 1955–1969 something intriguing happened: several people got in touch to share with us their memories and personal mementoes of Princess Grace’s visits to Ireland in 1961 and 1965....

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August at Castletown

August at Castletown

Welcome to the August events update for Castletown. We have a packed list of things to do in Castletown this month, so why not get out the diary and reserve time for yourself to enjoy an evening concert, an afternoon classic movie, or lunch in the café while the...

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The Irish Landmark Trust at Castletown

Create a special lifelong memory, and stay in one of the Irish Landmark Trust properties at Castletown; the Castletown Round House, Gate Lodge or Batty Langley Lodge. Read on for more details of each of these extraordinary locations.   [gallery type="rectangular"...

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July at Castletown

July at Castletown

Welcome to July at Castletown, where we have two great new launches to tell you about this month! First is a new way to visit us - the Castletown Experience. This fantastic new offering gives a different way to experience Castletown, from walks in the Pleasure Grounds...

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Making a Day of It! Other Attractions Nearby

Making a Day of It! Other Attractions Nearby

Castletown is located in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, just 20km from Dublin City Centre. The area around Celbridge is steeped in history, and you will find some great stops to make on your day out after visiting us here. Once you have toured the house or participated in an...

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Launching Grace: Photographs, 1955-1969

Launching Grace: Photographs, 1955-1969

A little over a week ago, on 28 May, we launched the much anticipated Grace Kelly exhibition in Castletown. Thanks to a generous loan from Galerie Ferrero in Nice, where a smaller collection of original, vintage press photographs was on display last summer to mark the...

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June at Castletown

June at Castletown

We have lots of great reasons for you to visit Castletown this month, from a concert by soprano Emer Barry to the Irish Wolfhound Championship Show, and many more in between! Don't forget that aside from special events, the house is open daily for regular guided...

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The Castletown Parklands and Wildlife

The Castletown Parklands and Wildlife

  We are very proud of our work in presenting the Castletown parklands. The estate hosts over 60 tree species, which include Wellingtonia over 30 meters tall as well as yew, and oak over 300 years old. The lime tree avenue, which connects to the village of...

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May at Castletown

May at Castletown

Hello from Castletown, where the weather has been so beautiful so far this month. There is so much to do outdoors at Castletown, and our visitors have been enjoying walks and picnics in the sunshine. We have a major new exhibition launching this month, as well as...

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Introducing Self-Guiding Tickets for Castletown House

Introducing Self-Guiding Tickets for Castletown House

  At Castletown, we are very proud of our guiding team and the feedback visitors leave – whether in our guest book, on our Facebook page or on TripAdvisor – routinely sings their praises for good reason. However, we know that there are times when visitors may...

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Welcome to the Castletown House blog!

Welcome to the Castletown House blog!

  The launch of our new website is the perfect opportunity to start a blog which will allow us to share with you stories from the team in Castletown. We hope that you will enjoy the behind-the-scenes look at what we do. The diversity of our activities in...

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