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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Self-Guided tours are available Wednesday to Sunday (house closed Monday and Tuesday) from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:45pm)
To help manage visitor numbers and in order to maintain safe social distancing, we have reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time and pre-booking is essential. You may book by calling 016288252 or by email to email@example.com
Tours are self-guided and are of the Ground Floor only. A one-way system is in operation. Please follow the directions and advice of guides at all times.
When you arrive, have your booking reference number to hand. Entry is from the front door of the house.
In order to help us maintain a safe environment within the house, please arrive within your chosen time slot. If you miss your chosen time slot, our guides will only be able to allow admission if there is availability and this will be at their discretion.
We recommend that you download the self-guiding information leaflet before you arrive as there will be no printed information in the rooms.
In line with government advice, face coverings must be worn in all indoor spaces. Please visit hse.ie for information on face coverings.
Children must be supervised at all times and we ask that all visitors refrain from touching any surfaces within the house.
The Courtyard Café is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm
You can contact the café by calling 016279498
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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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.
Castletown's Long Gallery is famous for its set of three Venetian chandeliers, believed to have been ordered by Lady Louisa Conolly when she was refurbishing the room in the 1770s. The chandeliers are unique in Ireland, and thought to be associated with the...
One of our guides, Celine Hanratty, inspired by a recent post on the Conolly’s Folly stamp set about researching stamps related to Celbridge! Here is her list so far, please let us know if you have any to add. (Numbers relate to picture) Number 1 is, of course, Arthur...
Lady Louisa, The Story of Castletown House In 1759, at the tender age of 15, Lady Louisa Lennox married young Tom Conolly. Louisa was descended from royalty, her great grandfather was Charles II of England and her grandmother was Louise de Kerouaille, the infamous...