Castletown House and the Biodiversity Garden will be closed on October 26th, 27th and 28th.
We are having technical difficulties with our online booking system. Tickets are available on site. Please go straight to the front door of the house.
Self-Guided House Tours available Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2:15pm to last entry at 16:30
Apologies for any inconvenience, we will be back up and running as soon as we can.
Please phone 01-6288252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
While using the parklands, please be mindful of social distancing and make way for more vulnerable people who might find it more difficult to alter their route e.g. the elderly, people with disabilities, people with buggies and small children.
Please assist us in maintaining the Parklands by taking your rubbish home.
For queries please email email@example.com
Drones are not permitted on the estate without prior permission.
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.
The Courtyard Café is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm
You can contact the café by calling 016279498
Next time you visit our Parklands, why not try this family-friendly tree trail and discover some of the special trees we have here.
Follow the map, learn the trees and most importantly, have fun!
Make sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the parklands and respect the code: ‘leave nothing behind and take nothing but memories’
For group / school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In the interests of safety, we cannot allow group visits at present.
Code of Conduct
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.
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Castletown's Biodiversity Garden
The Castletown Blog
Stay up to date, and enjoy glimpses from behind the scenes at Castletown! Below are the latest entries. Click here for the archive.
When the newly married Lady Louisa took charge of the Castletown landscape in 1759, at the tender age of sixteen, she took over the care of a landscape which had a history going back longer than historical records did. Lady Louisa probably wasn’t aware of the Bronze...
‘No words can describe the affliction of this house.’ At six o’clock on the morning of 2nd August 1821 Lady Louisa Conolly took her last breath at Castletown, the home she had shaped and loved for over sixty years. Throughout the previous eight weeks her family had...
Movie Magic at Castletown (Act 2) The second instalment of the Movies at Castletown blog starts in the 1980’s. Castletown obviously lends itself to period drama, but there is also a WWII film with Lee Marvin and a 1980’s comedy with Robbie Coltrane and Dan Aykroyd. We...