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Castletown House and Parklands
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Castletown House is the most celebrated and magnificent Palladian style mansion in Ireland.

The House was built in the 1720s by William Connolly who was later to become an important political figure in early 18th century Ireland.

His architectural legacy, Castletown was re-invigorated in the mid to late 18th Century by his grandnephew Tom and his wife Lady Louisa Lennox. The extraordinary scale, decoration, plasterwork and collections at Castletown as presented today, continue to bring to life this unique period in Ireland's history.

Castletown has entered a new era in recent years. The OPW, who manage property and parklands, are collaborating with a number of organisations to ensure that a wide public audience can share in the future of Castletown. This list is not exhaustive and includes the Castletown Foundation, OPW/NUI Maynooth Archive and Research Centre, UCD Architecture and Landscape Research Unit, the Performance Corporation, Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland.

Highlights include:
  • The 18th century magnificent Palladian style mansion
  • Stunning collection of visual arts
  • The Vanishing Ireland Exhibition and Richard Gorman Exhibition 2016
  • Guided tour of the house covering its history from 1722 to the present day
  • Recently restored 18th century designed parklands and river walks (free to visit)
  • Free musical afternoons (Sundays, from June to August)
  • Courtyard Café, situated in the restored 18th century Kitchen Wing 

Visitor Information

Open March 12 to October 31

House
Daily 10:00 - 18:00

Parklands
Open year round (free of charge) 

Contact Details

Castletown House and Parklands,
Celbridge, Co. Kildare

T: +353 (0) 1 628 8252
E: castletown@opw.ie
W: www.castletown.ie

Closed: November to mid-March 

Last admission: last house tour 17:00

Approx. visit duration: 2.5 hours

 

Admission Prices 2015/2016

Adult: €7.00
Senior (aged 65+): €5.00
Student (with valid ID): €3.00
Child (aged 5-18): €3.00
Child (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €17.00

Free admission to the House on the first Wednesday of every month

 

Other Useful Information

LANGUAGES
Free leaflet available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Irish. Audio guide available in English (fee may apply).

DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Courtyard Cafe on-site. 

SHOPPING
Gift shop selling souvenirs, books and gift items. 

PARKING
Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Partially accessible with accessible toilets. 

GROUPS
Group rates available (minimum 20 people). Pre-booking required.

WI-FI
Free Wi-Fi available.

 

Map Location

Located 20km from Dublin city centre and 28km from Dublin Airport (exit 6 off the M4 for Celbridge West). Bus service from Dublin to Celbridge also available.

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