Visitor Information


Address:           Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Telephone No:   + 353 1 628 8252

Fax No:             + 353 1 627 1811

Email:      or

Parkland Opening Times:

The October 2014 to March 2015 opening/closing times for the gates/access to the estate are as follows:

Batty Langley Gate (Pedestrian Access) 06:30 to 19:30
Celbridge Avenue Gate (Pedestrian Access) 06:45 to 19:45
M4 Gate (Vehicle Access) 07:00 to 20:00

Gates are open everyday throughout the year. Free admission to the estate.

House Opening Times:

Tours of Castletown House are available daily from Saturday 15th March until the 31st of October 2014. Access to the house is only by guided tour only. You can download our Audio Guide for free from our website under the 'Tour of the House' section. The house will re-open for tours Mid March 2015.

The tour covers all aspects of the history of Castletown House, from 1722, when it was built, right up to the present day and the recent work which has been undertaken.  The diverse and fascinating Conolly family members who lived in the house are explained, and visitors get a chance to view the fine architecture, original furniture and vast collection of paintings within Castletown.

Castletown House is available for school tours and private groups throughout the year, advanced booking is essential. As we are an OPW property, we offer FREE admission to primary and secondary school tours.

For group bookings or enquiries please telephone +353 1 628 8252 or e-mail 

The beautiful restored parklands and river walks are open every day throughout the year and there is no admission fee to 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.

2015 Admission/Tours of the House.

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


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' is open Thursday to Sunday, November to March between 10am and 4pm.

Please note the Courtyard Café will close for Christmas from Sunday 21st December and will re-open Thursday 15th January 2015.

From mid March 2015, the Courtyard Café will be open daily 10am to 5pm.

Seating capacity: 80 people.

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


There is Car/Coach parking from Exit 6 off the M4 at Celbridge West.

The house is located 20km from Dublin off the M4 Sligo Road, from the M4 take Exit 6 (R449 Celbridge West/Leixlip West Exit), 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.

Please note that cars/ buses access is from the above entrance as the avenue from Celbridge is for pedestrian/bicycle access only.

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

Pedestrians can get the 67 bus from Merrion Square in the centre of Dublin to Celbridge main street and walk (approx. 15mins) along the historical lime avenue to the House through the parklands.

Please refer to Dublin Bus for bus times.


Castletown Location Map