Venues

A Perfect Setting for Business or Pleasure

Stables and Coach House

The recently renovated Stable Wing comprises two stables located on either side of the reception in the Coach House. The stables are the earliest surviving example of vaulted stables in Ireland and accommodate the stalls of our regular Country Market and Craft Fairs. They have also twice hosted the Irish Antique Fair with its beautiful and rare antique treasures.

The Stables and Coach House can be booked for:

  • Exhibitions
  • Receptions
  • Fairs & Markets
  • Product launches
  • Photo shoots

Hunting Room

On the first floor of the Stable Wing, a new Conference Centre was recently installed which includes three rooms – the Hunting Room, Green Room and Billiard Room – as well as convenient access by lift, a catering kitchen and toilet facilities.

Mixing old-world charm and sophistication with a twenty-first-century flair, the Hunting Room is the largest room in the Conference Centre. With its intricately carved wooden beams, it is the perfect setting for corporate and cultural events alike.

The Hunting Room can be booked for:

  • Board meetings
  • Conferences
  • Lectures
  • Concerts
  • Book launches
  • Theatrical performances

Download a floor plan for the Hunting Room here.

Download a floor plan for the first floor of the Conference Centre (including Hunting Room, Billiard Room, and the Green Room) here.

Green Room

The Green Room is adjacent to the Hunting Room and can either be used as a small meeting room, a breakout room or as a separate room to set up catering for an event.

Download a floor plan for the first floor of the Conference Centre (including Hunting Room, Billiard Room, and the Green Room) here.

Billiard Room

This bright, spacious room is located directly above the Coach House (reception area) and is connected to the Hunting Room.

The Billiard Room is the perfect space for off-site meetings or, when booked together with the larger Hunting Room, it can function as a breakout room or as a room for both sit-down or buffet lunch/dinner, as well as for tea and coffee breaks.

The Billiard Room can be booked for:

  • Board meetings
  • Breakout room
  • Lunch/dinner

Download a floor plan for the first floor of the Conference Centre (including Hunting Room, Billiard Room, and the Green Room) here.

The Entrance Hall and Staircase Hall

The awe-inspiring double-height Entrance Hall, majestic Portland stone cantilevered staircase and opulent stucco decoration of the Staircase Hall set a bold and self-assured tone the moment you step into Castletown House. The polished limestone floor with its chequered design and the Kilkenny marble fireplace reflect Speaker William Conolly’s desire to build the house from the finest of native Irish materials, while the delicate stucco on the walls and ceilings showcases the craftsmanship of the talented Swiss Lafranchini brothers.
The Entrance Hall and Staircase Hall can be booked for:

  • Receptions
  • Gala dinners
  • Concerts
  • Launches
  • Photo shoots

Download a floor plan for the Entrance Hall here.

The Long Gallery

The Long Gallery represents the culmination of years of energy, skill and craftsmanship expended to realise Lady Louisa Conolly’s vision for Castletown House. Redecorated in the 1770s, contemporary sources described it as a haven for private entertainment within a sophisticated Italianate setting replete with Raphaelite paintings, Pompeian arabesques, exquisite Murano glass chandeliers and a collection of classical busts and statues, all gathered under the benevolent eyes of the portraits of Thomas and Lady Louisa Conolly at either end of the room.

To this day, the Long Gallery offers a unique setting for:

  • Concerts
  • Gala dinners
  • Receptions
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Lectures
  • Theatrical performances
  • Photo shoots

The Dining Room

Dining has played an important part in the hospitality offered at Castletown from the very start, although a purpose-built dining room was only created in 1768. This required the skilful removal of a wall on ground floor level to create a large enough room, and the rebuilding of the dividing wall on the two upper floors. Dinners for up to 40 people can still be hosted in the Dining Room today, allowing your guests to enjoy an unforgettable occasion under the magnificent stucco ceiling and surrounded by the original gilt furniture carved by the leading eighteenth-century Dublin craftsman, Richard Cranfield. Facilities for caterers are conveniently located in an adjacent room.

The Dining Room can be booked for:

  • Receptions
  • Gala dinners
  • Recitals

Pleasure Grounds

Located beside the west courtyard and Kitchen Wing, the Pleasure Grounds were restored in 2016 by the OPW and can now be booked for private garden parties or events. They are fully wired for services and offer privacy and tranquillity as well as an opportunity to discover Castletown House from new angles.

In the past, the lawns behind the house have been used for outdoor plays and opera performances, and the added space of the landscaped Pleasure Grounds offers new opportunities for marquees, summer parties and events.

The Pleasure Grounds can be booked for:

  • Garden parties
  • Theatrical performances
  • Concerts
  • Launches
  • Photo shoots

Capacity & Technology

Our main conference spaces come fully equipped with sound systems, screen & projectors, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Venue Area (sq. m) Theatre Banquet/ Reception Reception
Hunting Room 114 90 100 150
Billiard Room 46 40 60 80
Long Gallery 164 150 80 150
Dining Room 78 50 40 60
Entrance Hall 81 60 90 150
Pleasure Grounds 3200
Stables 42 + 2 stalls at 11 sq.m each exhibition space