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 with any queries.


The Parklands and car park remain open from 7am to 7:30pm daily.

 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

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

Castletown's Treemendous Tree Trail

Castletown’s Treemendous tree trail

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’

Group/School Bookings

For group / school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail

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.



Self-Guiding Information Leaflet

Visited the house? Please help us keep improving our service by completing our visitor survey here.

Castletown's Biodiversity Garden

Introducing….Castletown’s Biodiversity Garden!
This new offering at Castletown is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)
Meet Castletown’s fairies, the guardians of the Biodiversity at Castletown, do their clue hunting trail, meet some of our four-legged friends and have a go of the play area!
Admission is free for 2021.
There is no need to pre-book for the biodiversity garden, reception is located in the West (café) courtyard.
Children must be supervised at all times.
The garden is a dog free area.

What’s On


Oct 26 @ 2.30pm – Oct 28 @ 3.30pm
Castletown House
Oct 26 @ 4.00pm – Oct 28 @ 6.00pm
Castletown House
Oct 30 @ 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Soprano Emer Barry and tenor Eoin Hynes, with violinist Mary McCague and pianist Niall Kinsella, will perform a concert featuring iconic pieces of music from Moon River to Nessum Dorma and presenting a new version of the iconic showstopper ‘Time to[...]
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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.

Lady Louisa’s Legacy

Lady Louisa’s Legacy

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...

Bicentenary of the death of Lady Louisa Conolly (1743-1821)

Bicentenary of the death of Lady Louisa Conolly (1743-1821)

‘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 Part 2

Movie Magic Part 2

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...