Heritage Ireland

Rathfarnham Castle Highlights (5)

  1. This most unusual building dates from the late 16th century yet boasts splendid Georgian interiors.

  2. View a fine collection of original paintings including works by Peter Lely, Hugh Douglas Hamilton and Patrick Tuohy.

  3. Discover a link between Rathfarnham Castle and Earthquakes!

  4. Find Apollo and other Greek deities hidden throughout the house

  5. Hear the colourful history of the Loftus family which includes Archbishop Adam Loftus who commissioned the building of the castle and who was first Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, Viscount Loftus who lost his head at the Siege of Limerick and scholar and linguist Dudley Loftus.

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