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Castletown House and Parklands

Ireland’s first and finest Palladian manison

10:00 – 18:00

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Castletown House and Parklands

Ireland’s first and finest Palladian manison

10:00 – 18:00

See all opening times

Admission

Guided
Adults: €10.00
Senior Citizens: €8.00
Students/Children 12 and over: €5.00
Family: €25.00
Groups: 20 adults €8.00

Self Guided
Adults: €8.00
Senior Citizens: €5.00
Students/Children of 12 and over: €3.50
Family: €15.00
Groups: 20 adults €5.00

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Getting here

Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
W23 V9H3

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Castletown House and Parklands

Castletown is set amongst beautiful eighteenth-century parklands on the banks of the Liffey in Celbridge, County Kildare.

The house was built around 1722 for the speaker of the Irish House of Commons, William Conolly, to designs by several renowned architects. It was intended to reflect Conolly’s power and to serve as a venue for political entertaining on a grand scale. At the time Castletown was built, commentators expected it to be ‘the epitome of the Kingdom, and all the rarities she can afford’.

The estate flourished under William Conolly’s great-nephew Thomas and his wife, Lady Louisa, who devoted much of her life to improving her home.

Today, Castletown is home to a significant collection of paintings, furnishings and objets d’art. Highlights include three eighteenth-century Murano-glass chandeliers and the only fully intact eighteenth-century print room in the country.

It is still the most splendid Palladian-style country house in Ireland.

Opening Times

5 March – 16 December  

House:

Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Last admission 17:00

Access is by guided tour Monday to Saturday with a self-guided option on Sundays from April to November.

Parklands:

Open daily. Free admission.

Gate Opening times are as follows:

Batty Langley Gate (pedestrian access): 07:30 – 21:00 April & September 07:30 – 22:15 May – August 07:30 – 22:00 October – March

Celbridge Avenue Gate (pedestrian access): 07:15 – 21:15 April & September 07:15 – 22:15: May – August 07:15 – 19:45 October – March

M4 Gate (vehicle access): 07:00 – 21:30 April & September 07:00 – 22:30 May – August 07:00 – 20:00 October – March

Notice

For group / school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail castletown@opw.ie or call 01 6288252.

Castletown can close at very short notice for Government business. Tours may have limited access if there is an event or private function running in the house.

For enquiries about Events and Conferences, Country Markets and Craft Fairs etc. please email castletown@opw.ie

Contact

Celbridge,
Co. Kildare
W23 V9H3

01 628 8252

Getting Here

20km from centre of Dublin on N4/M4.

For vehicle access please take the N4/M4, Sligo Road and take the Celbridge West exit 6, R449. The avenue from Celbridge is for pedestrian/bicycle access only.

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Facilities

  • Baby Changing
  • Bike Trail
  • Brochure
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Exhibition
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Picnic Area
  • River Walk
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
  • WiFi

Restrictions

  • Hold hand rail
  • Stay back from edge
  • Uneven walkways

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