COVID-19 CLOSURE NOTICE

Further to the Taoiseach’s announcement of Friday 27th March all OPW Heritage sites including Parks, with the exception of the Phoenix Park will be closed, effective immediately. For a full list of properties see www.heritageireland.ie

Welcome to Dublin Castle

Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Open Daily

We’re open seven days a week from 9:45 to 17:45 (last admission at 17:15). Tickets can be purchased on site at the Castle’s visitor reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard) or can be booked online by clicking here.

What’s On.

The Castle Blog

Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Castle Blog for all news updates.

100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life: Objects in Focus

100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life: Objects in Focus

By Evelyn Suttle, Guide & Information Officer This despatch bag belonged to Countess de Markievicz (1868-1927), and is said to have been used during the 1916 Easter Rising and the campaign of independence. This Irish activist, revolutionary and politician from...

The Clock Tower Building & The State Stables

The Clock Tower Building & The State Stables

By Dr Aidan O’Boyle, Guide & Information Officer The Clock Tower Building, now the Chester Beatty Library. The Clock Tower Building is located directly behind the State Apartments, it is bounded to the east by the Castle Gardens and to the west by the Ship Street...

Origami Activity for Kids: Origami Flower

Origami Activity for Kids: Origami Flower

By Fionnuala Doherty, Guide & Information Officer Get inspired by this painting entitled Children with Fruit and Flowers (1777) by Reverend Matthew William Peters.   This painting is currently on display in the Drawing Room of the State Apartments at Dublin...