The Parklands and car park remain open from 7am to 9:30pm daily for those who live within 20km.

The Courtyard Café is open from 10am to 5pm for takeaway.

The house remains closed.

 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

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 4pm

You can contact the café by calling (01) 6279498

Group/School Bookings

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

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.


Drones are not permitted on the estate without prior permission.

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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 Chandeliers – A Restoration Story

Castletown’s Chandeliers – A Restoration Story

  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...

Stamps of Celbridge

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...

The story of Lady Louisa

The story of Lady Louisa

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...