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 16th March to 5th 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.
Click on the poster below to enlarge and read everything you need to know about our BigBrick competition this summer.

Art of the Miniature @ Print Room, Ground Floor, Castletown House
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
Art of the Miniature @ Print Room, Ground Floor, Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Art of the Miniature 16th March to 5th November Print Room, Ground Floor Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket to the house. A remarkably generous donation of eighteenth-century miniatures to the Irish[...]
Hello Dolly! @ The Nursery, Second Floor, Castletown House
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
Hello Dolly! @ The Nursery, Second Floor, Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Hello Dolly! 10th April to 5th November The Nursery, Second Floor Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket to the house. Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick. So she[...]
Women of Fashion @ Lady Kildare's Room, First Floor
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
Women of Fashion @ Lady Kildare's Room, First Floor | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Women of Fashion 10th April to 5th November Lady Kildare’s Room, First Floor Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket to the house. Women of Fashion comprises five eighteenth-century women’s court gowns from[...]
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[...]
Grace @ Second Floor
May 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
Grace @ Second Floor | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Grace 29th May to 30th September Second Floor Admission to the exhibition is included in your ticket to the house. The OPW is delighted to present this wonderful exhibition curated by Guillaume Aral, Virginie Journiac[...]
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Big Brick Exhibition @ The Farmyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
1st July to 31st August, 10am to 5pm Weekends in September, 10am to 5pm OPW is the lead design agency in Ireland designing and building public facilities and it is brilliant to collaborate with Michael[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Country market and craft fair in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with traditional Irish music at 2pm from ‘Cairdeas’.   Market and Music in the Stables. Castletown House. Mark Reddy Trinity Digital Studios. Office of[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Country market and craft fair in the Stable Wing and Courtyard with traditional Irish music at 2pm from ‘Cairdeas’.   Market and Music in the Stables. Castletown House. Mark Reddy Trinity Digital Studios. Office of[...]
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oscar Wilde, compiled and performed by Richard Lynch @ Dining Room, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
‘An Evening with Oscar Wilde’ Doors 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. Barren Rock Productions presents an evening with Oscar Wilde, compiled and performed by Richard Lynch. Take a trip back to Victorian Society, meet the aristocracy and[...]
Halloween Tour: An Eighteenth-Century Scare @ Castletown House and Parkland
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Halloween Tour: An Eighteenth-Century Scare @ Castletown House and Parkland | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
5:00 pm
Castletown House is delighted to announce our Halloween Tour ‘An Eighteenth-Century Scare’. These tours will run on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of October at 5 pm, 5.30 pm and 6 pm. Tours[...]
Halloween Tour: An Eighteenth-Century Scare @ Castletown House and Parkland
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Halloween Tour: An Eighteenth-Century Scare @ Castletown House and Parkland | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
5:00 pm
Castletown House is delighted to announce our Halloween Tour ‘An Eighteenth-Century Scare’. These tours will run on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of October at 5 pm, 5.30 pm and 6 pm. Tours[...]
Der Vampyr – with Opera in the Open @ Long Gallery, Main House
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Der Vampyr - with Opera in the Open @ Long Gallery, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Doors 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. Opera in the Open presents a new version of Der Vampyr by Marschner in the magnificent environs of the Long Gallery at Castletown. The opera tells the tale of Lord Ruthven[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
Country market and craft fair in the restored Stable Wing and Courtyard with live music from the ‘Wairwe Land Band’ at 2pm.   Market and Music in the Stables. Castletown House. Mark Reddy Trinity Digital[...]
Ukulele Workshop (Children) @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ukulele Workshop (Children) @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
11:00 am
Children’s Ukulele Workshop Join Nora and Shane for a fun introduction to the Ukulele! Suitable for 6+ years.  
Ukulele Workshop (Adult) @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Nov 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Ukulele Workshop (Adult) @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
12:30 pm
Ukulele Workshop for Adults Join Nora and Shane for a fun introduction to the Ukulele!  
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.  
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Floral Demonstration with Mary Cleary @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
7:30 pm
Christmas Floral Demonstration with Mary Cleary of the Maynooth Flower and Garden Club Thursday 30th November 7.30pm, doors open 7pm Hunting Room, Stable Wing Christmas floral demonstration and arrangements for the home. Ticket includes a[...]
Dec 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
County Kildare Orchestra, Children's Christmas Concert @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
4:30 pm
Join the County Kildare Orchestra for this special Children’s Christmas Concert in the Hunting Room, Stable Wing.  
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
County Kildare Orchestra, Christmas Concert at Castletown @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Unreserved seating. The County Kildare Orchestra goes from strength to strength since its foundation in February 1998. It is community-based and committed to developing a love of classical music whilst developing an excellence in performance.[...]

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