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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 March 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.


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 Monday to Saturday, with Self Guide/Audio Guide option on Sundays. You can download our Audio Guide for free from our website under the 'Tour of the House' section.

Monday to Saturday: Guided tours are available at 10.15, 11am, 12pm etc until last admission at 5pm. 
Sundays: House open for Self Guiding Tours, 10am to 6pm, with last admission at 5pm. Guided Tours on available at 11am and 3pm.

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 castletown@opw.ie 

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.

2014 Admission/Tours of the House.

Valid OPW Heritage Cards and Dublin Pass Cards - FREE admission

 Adults €  4.50 
 Senior Citizens/Students/Children of 5 & over                       €  3.50 
 Family (2 Adults, 3 Children) €12.50
 Groups (of over 20 people)

€  3.50 


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 the 15th March to 31st of October 2014.

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 Free 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 Location: Latitude 53.355 and Longitude 6.53 

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.


MAP:

Castletown Location Map