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

Castletown House will reopen for the 2018 season on 16 March. 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 are currently working on the exciting programme of events for 2018.
Check back soon or get a flavour of the wide variety of events we organise from our 2017 programme here.

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 Castletown Foundation

  The Castletown Foundation is an educational charity which was established in 1979 and owned Castletown until 1994. The Foundation presented the House with thirteen acres and the Conolly Folly to the Irish State, and the Office of Public Works has subsequently...

December at Castletown

Welcome to December at Castletown, and if it is not too early, Merry Christmas! We have two Christmas markets this month to help you get into the spirit! The house is closed for the winter right now, but you can take a virtual tour at any time of the year, with either...

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....

Castletown House

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