Visitor Information


CONTACT:

Address:           Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, W23 V9H3

Telephone No:   + 353 1 628 8252

Fax No:             + 353 1 627 1811

Email:               info@castletown.ie or castletown@opw.ie


Parkland Opening Times:

Summer opening/closing times (May to August 2016) for the gates/access to the estate are as follows:

Batty Langley Gate (Pedestrian Access) 06:30 to 22:00
Celbridge Avenue Gate (Pedestrian Access) 06:45 to 22:15
M4 Gate (Vehicle Access) 07:00 to 22:30

The gates are open everyday throughout the year. Free admission to the estate, daily.


Tours of the House daily from the 12th March to the 31st October and Thursday to Sunday, November and December*.


June, July and August

Guided tours Monday to Saturday at: 10.15, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 4.45pm

Guided tours on Sunday (unless it's the last Sunday of the Month) at: 10.15, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 4.45pm

Self Guiding Tours on the last Sunday of the month (Sunday 26th June, Sunday 31st July and Sunday 28th August). On these three dates we will offer Self Guiding Tours between 12noon and 5pm with Guided Tours at 10.15, 11am, 3pm and 4.45pm

September
Access by guided tour only. Public tours at: 10.15, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 4.45pm

October

Guided tours daily. Public tours at: 10.15am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

November and December

Guided tours Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday *(to the 11th of December 2016)


A guided tour of the house will take an hour and it covers the history, from 1722, when building commenced, right up to the present day and the recent work which has been undertaken by the Office of Public Works and Failte Ireland. The diverse and fascinating history of Conolly family members who lived in the house are explained, and visitors get a chance to view the stunning architecture, furniture and vast collection of paintings within the rooms.

The guiding team at Castletown are delighted to welcome School tours and Private groups, but advanced booking is essential.

As we are an OPW property, we offer FREE admission to primary and secondary school tours. Please click on the Education Tab above to read about our FREE Living History, Maths and Nature Trail modules available for schools.

For group bookings or enquiries please telephone +353 1 628 8252 or e-mail castletown@opw.ie 

The recently restored 18th century designed parklands and river walks are open every day throughout the year. There is no admission fee to walk and explore the parklands. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead and are not allowed in the lake as there is wildlife nesting.

2016 Admission/Tours of the House.

 Adults € 7.00 
 Senior Citizens € 5.00
 Students/Children (over 5 yrs) € 3.00
 Family (2 Adults, 3 Children)

€17.00 

Groups (of over 20 people)     

€5.00

Valid OPW Heritage Cards, Irish Georgian Society Members and Dublin Pass Cards - Complimentary admission.


Café Facilities:

The Caterers present "The Food, The Wine, The Experience" at The Courtyard Café, Castletown.

Situated in the restored 18th century Kitchen Wing and Courtyard of Castletown, 'The Courtyard Café' during the winter is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm until the house re-opens for the tourist season.

The Café will close for their Christmas holidays at 4pm on Sunday 20th December and will re-open Thursday 14th January 2016 at 10am.

From the 10th March 2016, the Courtyard Café will be open daily, to 31st October.

Seating capacity: 80 people (Split between two rooms - The Original Kitchen and The Housekeepers Room)

To discuss holding a private function with The Caterers, or to make a reservation please telephone +353 1 627 9498 or e-mail castletown@thecaterers.ie


HOW TO GET TO CASTLETOWN:

Castletown is just 20km from Dublin City Centre and 28km from Dublin Airport.

Easy access with Car/Coach parking available on the estate from Exit 6 off the M4 at Celbridge West.

From the M4 take Exit 6 (Celbridge West/Leixlip West Exit - R449, signposted for Castletown and Hewlett Packard).
As you leave the M4, stay in the left hand lane and before the top of this sliproad there is a third lane on the left, go into this lane and then after approximately 100 meters you will see the modern Castletown Estate gates on the right. 

From Dublin Airport: Drive Southbound on the M50 until the N4/M4 Junction. Take the N4/M4 Exit, Signposted "West" for Sligo/Galway and Castletown is Exit 6, from the N4/M4 at Celbridge West.

Please note: The gates at Main Street Celbridge are for pedestrian/bicycle access only. The only vehicle access is from Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West gates.

GPS/SAT NAV for Vehicle Access: 53.357877,-6.527574

Using Dublin Bus: The 67 bus starts from Merrion Square in the centre of Dublin to Main Street Celbridge and walk (approx. 10-15mins) along the historical lime avenue to the House through the restored designed 18th century parklands.

Bus route starts from Merrion Square with stops at Merchants Quay (outside the Clarence Hotel), Heuston Station etc. to Main Street historic Celbridge and a 10-15 minute walk from the village through the restored parklands.

Please refer to Dublin Bus for bus times.


MAP:

Castletown Location Map