Calendar

Events and Activities at Castletown

From concerts to workshops, from theatre to exhibitions, from young audiences to those still young at heart…

…download our 2020 Events Programme here and discover the wide range of events we have organised for you this year! Or just scroll on down to see what’s coming up soon.

Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Now in its third year, following two sell-out performances in 2018 and 2019, OPW Castletown House welcomes Handel’s Messiah back to the stunning Long Gallery for what will no doubt be the musical highlight of[...]
Long Gallery
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
7:00 pm
  Dublin-born Miriam Roycroft studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Donald McCall and Ralph Kirshbaum.  Upon graduation, she won the Muriel Taylor Cello Competition in London.  Further studies included a[...]
Entrance Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
  Fiona Gryson is a harpist from Co. Meath. She recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Music Performance from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where she studied with Denise Kelly-McDonnell, having previously graduated[...]
Entrance Hall
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s famous Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Leixlip Community Youth Band from 2pm  
Stable Wing
7:00 pm
Darragh is currently completing an MA in Performance and Musicology at Maynooth University. He is specialising in piano performance under the tutelage of Niall Kinsella. Darragh has competed and was successful in many competitions. He[...]
Entrance Hall
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
4:45 am
The OPW, in association with the Kildare branch of Birdwatch Ireland, is delighted to take part in National Dawn Chorus Day and invites you to join them on a free guided walk of the Castletown[...]
Car Park
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from St. Mary’s Brass & Reed Band from 2pm.  
Stable Wing
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Described as ‘one of the most innovative European jazz musicians of his generation’, Mike Nielsen will perform a programme of jazz, classical, flamenco, Latin and other exciting music at Castletown.   Guitarist, composer, educator and[...]
Entrance Hall
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Dublin Concert Band from 2pm.    
Stable Wing
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Billy O’Brien enjoys an active career as solo pianist and chamber musician. He completed his undergraduate studies at the RIAM with Prof Therese Fahy, and two-years postgraduate study in Paris with Rena Shereshevskaya. He has[...]
Entrance Hall
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
Following their sell out concert last year, international divas Virginia Kerr and Kathy Nugent make a welcome return to the elegant setting of Castletown House for another wonderful concert of music from the worlds of[...]
Hunting Room
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Route 66 from 2pm.  
Stable Wing
7:00 pm
Beth Taylor, Mezzo-Soprano Lauded for her “strong presence both dramatically and musically” (The Arts Desk) and the “intriguing depth” (MusicOMH) of her portrayals, Beth Taylor is at the onset of a major international career. Performances[...]
Entrance Hall
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
Musici Ireland: Violin: Mia Cooper Viola: Beth McNinch Cello: Bill Butt Formed by violist Beth McNinch in 2012, Musici Ireland has developed a reputation for producing unforgettable chamber concerts for audiences of all sizes, collaborating[...]
Hunting Room
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
“The Moynihans come from Cork and are one of Ireland’s most celebrated musical families. Recently featured in TG4’s Ceol ón Chlann series, their music encompasses both classical and traditional Irish styles. Their renowned abilty to[...]
Entrance Hall
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Irish Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty has firmly established a reputation as a respected interpreter of both early and contemporary works, alongside maintaining a busy schedule in mainstream opera and concert repertoire. Regularly praised for her musicality[...]
Entrance Hall
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Ballmore Eustace Concert Band from 2pm.  
Stable Wing
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
One of Ireland’s most successful musicians, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following initial lessons with his sister Mary, studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O’Conor and[...]
Entrance Hall
7:00 pm
“Ascolta is a self-conducted vocal ensemble of eight singers. The name “Ascolta” was chosen because it’s an Italian word which means “listen”. The creative focus of Ascolta is to actively listen to one another to[...]
Entrance Hall
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
7:00 pm
Hailed for his ‘especially stylish’ playing (The Guardian), acclaimed American clarinetist Berginald Rash is quickly establishing himself as an exciting international artist having performed at the Boyne Music Festival, Tara Summer Music Festival, Lake Tahoe[...]
Entrance Hall
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from St. James’ Band from 2pm.  
Stable Wing
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Seho Lee is a pianist, piano accompanist, opera/ballet répétiteur and International Relations Representative at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland. Seho is also a Guest Professor at the Harbin Normal University and the Guizhou Normal[...]
Entrance Hall
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from The Tea Lane Jazz Band from 2pm.    
Stable Wing
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
8:00 pm
Antelope Productions Presents MOTHERLAND : Songs of 20th Century Women Performed by Edel Murphy (Celtic Woman, Riverdance) & live band. Featuring evocative projected images alongside thought-provoking spoken word, Edel Murphy performs iconic songs of struggle[...]
Hunting Room
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Blue Heaven Barbershop Chorus from 2pm.    
Stable Wing
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Now in its third year, following two sell-out performances in 2018 and 2019, OPW Castletown House welcomes Handel’s Messiah back to the stunning Long Gallery for what will no doubt be the musical highlight of[...]
Long Gallery
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
7:00 pm
  Dublin-born Miriam Roycroft studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Donald McCall and Ralph Kirshbaum.  Upon graduation, she won the Muriel Taylor Cello Competition in London.  Further studies included a[...]
Entrance Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
  Fiona Gryson is a harpist from Co. Meath. She recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Music Performance from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where she studied with Denise Kelly-McDonnell, having previously graduated[...]
Entrance Hall
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s famous Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Leixlip Community Youth Band from 2pm  
Stable Wing
7:00 pm
Darragh is currently completing an MA in Performance and Musicology at Maynooth University. He is specialising in piano performance under the tutelage of Niall Kinsella. Darragh has competed and was successful in many competitions. He[...]
Entrance Hall
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
4:45 am
The OPW, in association with the Kildare branch of Birdwatch Ireland, is delighted to take part in National Dawn Chorus Day and invites you to join them on a free guided walk of the Castletown[...]
Car Park
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from St. Mary’s Brass & Reed Band from 2pm.  
Stable Wing
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Described as ‘one of the most innovative European jazz musicians of his generation’, Mike Nielsen will perform a programme of jazz, classical, flamenco, Latin and other exciting music at Castletown.   Guitarist, composer, educator and[...]
Entrance Hall
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Dublin Concert Band from 2pm.    
Stable Wing
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Billy O’Brien enjoys an active career as solo pianist and chamber musician. He completed his undergraduate studies at the RIAM with Prof Therese Fahy, and two-years postgraduate study in Paris with Rena Shereshevskaya. He has[...]
Entrance Hall
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
Following their sell out concert last year, international divas Virginia Kerr and Kathy Nugent make a welcome return to the elegant setting of Castletown House for another wonderful concert of music from the worlds of[...]
Hunting Room
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Route 66 from 2pm.  
Stable Wing
7:00 pm
Beth Taylor, Mezzo-Soprano Lauded for her “strong presence both dramatically and musically” (The Arts Desk) and the “intriguing depth” (MusicOMH) of her portrayals, Beth Taylor is at the onset of a major international career. Performances[...]
Entrance Hall
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
Musici Ireland: Violin: Mia Cooper Viola: Beth McNinch Cello: Bill Butt Formed by violist Beth McNinch in 2012, Musici Ireland has developed a reputation for producing unforgettable chamber concerts for audiences of all sizes, collaborating[...]
Hunting Room
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
“The Moynihans come from Cork and are one of Ireland’s most celebrated musical families. Recently featured in TG4’s Ceol ón Chlann series, their music encompasses both classical and traditional Irish styles. Their renowned abilty to[...]
Entrance Hall
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Irish Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty has firmly established a reputation as a respected interpreter of both early and contemporary works, alongside maintaining a busy schedule in mainstream opera and concert repertoire. Regularly praised for her musicality[...]
Entrance Hall
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Ballmore Eustace Concert Band from 2pm.  
Stable Wing
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
One of Ireland’s most successful musicians, Finghin Collins was born in Dublin in 1977 and, following initial lessons with his sister Mary, studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O’Conor and[...]
Entrance Hall
7:00 pm
“Ascolta is a self-conducted vocal ensemble of eight singers. The name “Ascolta” was chosen because it’s an Italian word which means “listen”. The creative focus of Ascolta is to actively listen to one another to[...]
Entrance Hall
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
7:00 pm
Hailed for his ‘especially stylish’ playing (The Guardian), acclaimed American clarinetist Berginald Rash is quickly establishing himself as an exciting international artist having performed at the Boyne Music Festival, Tara Summer Music Festival, Lake Tahoe[...]
Entrance Hall
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from St. James’ Band from 2pm.  
Stable Wing
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Seho Lee is a pianist, piano accompanist, opera/ballet répétiteur and International Relations Representative at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland. Seho is also a Guest Professor at the Harbin Normal University and the Guizhou Normal[...]
Entrance Hall
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from The Tea Lane Jazz Band from 2pm.    
Stable Wing
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
  Classical music concerts for adults and babies in a relaxed local setting. Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.[...]
Hunting Room
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
8:00 pm
Antelope Productions Presents MOTHERLAND : Songs of 20th Century Women Performed by Edel Murphy (Celtic Woman, Riverdance) & live band. Featuring evocative projected images alongside thought-provoking spoken word, Edel Murphy performs iconic songs of struggle[...]
Hunting Room
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Castletown’s popular Country Market and Craft Fairs continue in the Stable Wing with music from Blue Heaven Barbershop Chorus from 2pm.    
Stable Wing