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.
Open daily during Season
Castletown House is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission at 5 pm). Tickets can be purchased on site at the visitor reception desk in the main house. Click here to buy tickets online for our daily Guided Tour at 11 am.
The grounds are open all year round, and are free to enter and explore.
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.
Click here to access our full online Calendar of Events.
From concerts to workshops, from theatre to exhibitions, from young audiences to those still young at heart – download our 2018 Events Programme here and discover the wide range of events we have organised for you this year!
Please note that, due to the bad weather this year, the spring maintenance programme of the Pleasure Grounds has been delayed and they are not yet ready for opening. We are working to open them as soon as possible; please check our website weekly for updates.
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.
Castletown flourished under Thomas Conolly and Lady Louisa. Lady Louisa, the third of the famous daughters of the Duke of Richmond, had spent much of her childhood at Carton near Maynooth, the home of her sister Emily, Countess of Kildare and later Duchess of...
This month, we have some wonderful opera lined up for you, as well as some exciting musical events, an astronomy workshop, and much more! You can access all our events at any time on our Calendar; for directions on how to get to Castletown, please click here. If we...
Take a Closer Look This season, Castletown is delighted to introduce a new programme of occasional ‘Closer Look Tours’, in which our guides will focus in greater depth on aspects of Castletown’s architecture, interiors, and parklands. Each tour will explore three...