Welcome to Castletown House

When it was built in the 1720s, Castletown set a radical precedent and it is an extraordinary part of our cultural inheritance. Now, as the OPW breathes contemporary life into Ireland’s earliest and finest Palladian house, it is trailblazing once more. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Open Daily during Season

The house is open seven days a week from 16 March to 5 November 2017. Tickets can be purchased on site at the visitor reception desk in the main house. The grounds are open all year round, and are free to enter and explore.

What’s On

We would love to welcome you to the wide variety of events that Castletown has to offer this season!
Download a full programme of events for 2017 here.

Park Run @ Parkland
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – Dec 31 @ 10:30 am
Park Run @ Parkland | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
9:30 am
Throughout the year on Saturday mornings at 9.30am, you’re invited to join in on the Parkrun fun around the fabulous grounds of the Castletown parklands. This is a FREE, weekly, 5k, timed event, organised by[...]
Celebrate Jonathan Swift – Swift350 @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Celebrate Jonathan Swift - Swift350 @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
2:00 pm
Join members of the Red Embers Theatre Company in the Hunting Room where they will be reading from the writings of Jonathan Swift as we celebrate the 350th anniversary of his birth.  
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Join us on Sunday 26th November at our Country Market and Craft Fair, the perfect place to shop and meet family and friends; with live music from ‘Cascade’ ladies choir at 2pm.  
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Floral Demonstration with Noeleen O'Brien @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Christmas Floral demonstration and arrangements for the home with Noeleen O’Brien of the Maynooth Flower and Garden Club. Thursday, 30 November 7.30pm, doors open 7pm, in the Hunting Room, Stable Wing. Ticket includes a raffle[...]
The Castletown House Christmas Village @ Castletown House and Parklands
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Castletown House Christmas Village @ Castletown House and Parklands | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
12:00 pm
This year for the first time, Castletown will host The Castletown House Christmas Village, a spectacular four-day event from 7-10 December within the charming surroundings of the historic house. Discover a winter wonderland which includes[...]
Christmas Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Our annual Christmas markets and craft fairs are the perfect place to shop and meet family and friends; with Nativity Scene, live crib, music, Squirrel Post and Santa, it’s an idyllic setting and wonderful family[...]

The Castletown Blog

Stay up to date, and enjoy glimpses from behind the scenes at Castletown! Here are the latest entries; click here for the archive.

The OPW-Maynooth University Archive and Research Centre at Castletown

  Launched by President Mary McAleese in 2008, the OPW-Maynooth University Archive and Research Centre at Castletown was established to facilitate the care and study of archives and other sources dealing with the history of Irish estates, their houses and inhabitants....

November at Castletown

Hello from Castletown, where we are looking forward to a busy November. Daily guided tours end for the season on the fifth of this month, so if you were planning on taking a tour of the house, you have just a few days left. As a special treat during mid-term...

Venue Hire at Castletown

Castletown House provides a unique setting in Ireland to host your event and offers both state-of-the art conference facilities in the former Stable Wing as well as several beautiful historic rooms inside the main house for state and corporate functions, photo shoots,...

Castletown House

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