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Heritage Week 2022 Events at Rathfarnham Castle 13- 21 August 2022


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Caisleán Ráth Fearnáin

Saturday 13 August 2pm

A Walk on the Wild Side

A guided wildflower walk for children aged 6 – 12 years. Take a walk on the wild side and learn about the wildflowers in Rathfarnham Castle Park. Free event. Booking essential as places are limited. Call 01 493 9462.  Children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult.





Sunday 14 August 2pm

Cromwell’s Fort at Rathfarnham Castle

A special Heritage Week talk on the history  of Cromwell’s Fort and its changing relationship with Rathfarnham Castle. Cromwell’s Fort, next to Rathfarnham Castle, has been put to a number of different uses over the centuries. Join us at the Castle for a talk about the relationship between the two buildings and their histories. Free event. No booking required.

Image credit :Jesuit Archives
Copy Jesuit Photographs Rathfarnham Castle rathfarnham Co. Dublin

Monday 15 August 2pm

Fake Views: Illusions in the Architecture of Rathfarnham Castle

A special themed tour for Heritage Week focusing on illusion, fakery and deceit in the architectural composition of Rathfarnham Castle. Free event. No booking required.


Image Credit: David Davison
Image Credit: David Davison

Saturday 20 August 10am – 4pm


We are delighted to welcome members of The Guild of Irish Lacemakers to Rathfarnham Castle as part of our Heritage week programme.  Lacemakers will be showing and making various lace pieces, members of the public can come and view these pieces and watch lacemakers in action and here will also be the opportunity to try your hand at some bobbin lace stitches with pillows set up ready to go! Admission free.


Image: Sheila Armstrong, GOIL.
Image: Sheila Armstrong, GOIL.

Sunday 21 August 2pm

The Wedding Feast at Rathfarnham Castle

Join us for a fascinating talk on the society wedding of Sir Francis Willoughby and Lady Cassandra Ridgeway which took place at Rathfarnham Castle in 1610. It was attended by a large contingent of nobles led by the Lord Deputy, an elaborate masque was performed and the wedding was immortalised in a poem by the English poet, George Wither. Free event. No booking required.

Image Credit: David Davison


Ráth Fearnáin
Baile Átha Cliath 14
D14 K3T6

01 493 9462

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