House open 7 April - 23 October 2022
Biodiversity Garden open 7 April - end of September 7 days 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Parklands open 7 days, all year
Café open 7 days, all year
November - February: 9:30 - 16:30 daily
March - October: 9:30 - 18:00 daily
The pleasure Garden and Biodiversity Trail are open daily 10:00 – 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Garden Admission Prices
Adults: €3.00., Senior: €2.00, Children (3yrs+) and Students: €2.00, Family €10.00, Summer Pass €40.00
Self Guided (House)
Senior Citizens: €5.00
Students/Children of 12 and over: €3.50
Groups: 20 adults €5.00
Pre-booking essential due to restricted capacity.
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.
Open 7 days, all year
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
07 April – 23 October 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
01 628 8252
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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- Baby Changing
- Bike Trail
- Car park
- Gift Shop
- Picnic Area
- River Walk
- Walking trails
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
- Hold hand rail
- Stay back from edge
- Uneven walkways
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