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[...]
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[...]
GOAL Mile @ Front Steps, Castletown House
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GOAL Mile @ Front Steps, Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
11:00 am
Go the extra mile this Christmas! Castletown House’s Lime Avenue will be a GOAL Mile this year, so join us at 11am at the front steps to Castletown House on St Stephen’s Day to raise[...]

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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