Visitor Information


CONTACT:

Address:           Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Telephone No:   + 353 1 628 8252

Fax No:             + 353 1 627 1811

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


Parkland Opening Times:

The April opening/closing times for the gates/access to the estate are as follows:

Batty Langley Gate (Pedestrian Access) 06:30 to 21:00
Celbridge Avenue Gate (Pedestrian Access) 06:45 to 21:15
M4 Gate (Vehicle Access) 07:00 to 21:30

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


House Opening Times:

Castletown House is open daily from Saturday 14th March until the 31st of October 2015.

Access to the house is by Guided Tour Monday to Saturday with public tours at 10.15, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.
Sundays there are guided tours at 10.15, 11am and 5pm with self guiding access through the house between 12pm and 4.45pm on Sunday afternoons.

You can download our Audio Guide for free from our website under the 'Tour of the House' section if you plan to take a self guiding tour through the house.

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.

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)

€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' is open daily from 12th March 2015, 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 castletown@thecaterers.ie


HOW TO GET TO CASTLETOWN:

There is Car/Coach parking available on the estate, from: Exit 6 off the M4 at Celbridge West.

The house is located just 20km from Dublin city centre on the M4 Galway/Sligo Road. 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.

Please note: The gates at Main Street Celbridge are for pedestrian/bicycle access only. 

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

Using Dublin Bus: The 67 bus 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.

Please refer to Dublin Bus for bus times.


MAP:

Castletown Location Map