Opening Hours and Tickets

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.

Castletown House is open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm).

March 1st – March 31st:
Access by Guided Tour only.
Tour Times: 10.15, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 16.45

April 1st – November 3rd:
Guided Tours at: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Self – Guided Tours: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

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

The grounds are open daily all year round, and are free to enter and explore.

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.


Click here to buy your tickets for our Guided & Self Guided Tours!

Castletown Experience now open!

Open from 10am to 5pm every day until the end of August and weekends in September, The Castletown Experience is the perfect place to entertain children during the summer holidays.
Come and see ‘Tales from the Attic’, the vintage dollhouse and toy exhibition, Maperath Pet Farm at weekends, our play area, fairy wood and playroom.

Adults: €6
Seniors: €4
Student / Child (over 3 yrs): €3
Family: €18

Or you can buy a Family Summer Pass which allows unlimited access to the Garden and Castletown Experience for the 2019 season for €40.

Tickets available from Castletown House reception (just inside the house front door) or from the ticket office in the West (cafe) courtyard.

Discover Ireland’s Iconic Heritage Sites with the Office of Public Works

Be inspired by this video to explore Ireland’s rich and diverse history in 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage. From our Unesco World Heritage site Newgrange in Ireland’s Ancient East to Skellig Michael on the Wild Atlantic Way, from Dublin Castle to the Swiss Cottage, from Céide Fields to the Phoenix Park – whatever your fancy or destination, plan your visit with us here. We would love to welcome you soon!

Conservation in Progress

Watch textile conservators May Berkouwer and Ksynia Marko at work conserving the original nineteenth-century silk wall hangings in the Crimson Drawing Room at Castletown. Their work is part of a larger project which aims to restore the historic character of the room. Be sure to put Castletown House on your itinerary this summer when you can discover, or rediscover, the fully conserved Crimson Drawing Room.

What’s On


Click here to access our full online Calendar of Events.

3:00 pm
  John Coleman has published several articles on the Irish patrons of Sir Joshua Reynolds which was the subject of his M. Litt thesis at Trinity College Dublin.   FREE lecture – no booking necessary[...]
Hunting Room, East (Stable) Wing
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
Haydn in London Songs & Chamber Music  Pauline Graham, soprano     Julie Maisel, flute      Niall Kinsella, piano Róisín Ní Bhríain, flute        Ailbhe McDonagh, cello  In 1791, Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was already greatly admired in[...]
Entrance Hall
7:00 pm
   “Dauntless and Daring Women of The Gael,” tells the stories of seven incredibly brave and feisty Irish women. They had fiery tempers, determination, some loved, some lost, some lied, some fought, but above all[...]
Dining Room
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
  Following her sell-out concert in 2016, the OPW team at Castletown are thrilled to announce the return of international soprano Celine Byrne, in the magnificent surroundings of the Long Gallery.
Long Gallery
7:00 pm
  From Covent Garden to Castletown House….. with Ireland’s own mezzo soprano Raphaela Mangan and Taiwanese soprano Chia Fen Wu. These two world class voices, reassemble for one night only in the idyllic Castletown House[...]
Entrance Hall
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
  Our ever-popular Country Market & Craft Fairs continue with music from Blue Heaven Barbershop Chorus from 2pm.
Stable Wing and Courtyard
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Offering an exciting programme of 18th century secular vocal and instrumental Italian and English music by Handel, Pepusch, Bononcini, Vivaldi, Geminiani, Mancini, this Dublin based Baroque ensemble comprises of Aisling Kenny, Soprano; Theresa Burton, Recorder;[...]
Hunting Room

The Castletown Blog

Stay up to date, and enjoy glimpses from behind the scenes at Castletown! Here are the latest entries; click here for the archive.

Movie Magic at Castletown

Movie Magic at Castletown This blog will look back at some of the TV shows and movies which used Castletown as a location. In 1983 Castletown’s Courtyard café changed its name for Educating Rita. Remington Steele aired its final episodes in 1987 and Castletown...

Castletown 2019 – A New Season

Castletown 2019 by Deirdre Cullen Castletown House reopens to the public on Friday 1st March. During the winter break our OPW conservation team has been busy cleaning and caring for the house, we’ve been preparing an exciting programme of events, and we'll be open for...

Valentines Competition

This competition has now closed. Thanks to all who entered. A winner will be selected today. Check here later to see if you have won! Win a Romantic Break for 2 This great prize brought to you by the OPW and Irish Landmark includes: 2 Nights self catering...