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.

BOOK ONLINE!

Click here to buy your tickets for our Guided Tours!

Castletown House will re-open for tours on Thursday March 5th, 2020.

For group / school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail castletown@opw.ie or call us on 01 628 8252

The grounds are open daily all year round, and are free to enter and explore.

Please download the Code of Conduct for Dog Owners at this link. Guidelines for suitable food for the ducks in our pond can be found here.

Discover Ireland’s Iconic Heritage Sites with the Office of Public Works

Be inspired by this video to explore Ireland’s rich and diverse history in 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage. From our Unesco World Heritage site Newgrange in Ireland’s Ancient East to Skellig Michael on the Wild Atlantic Way, from Dublin Castle to the Swiss Cottage, from Céide Fields to the Phoenix Park – whatever your fancy or destination, plan your visit with us here. We would love to welcome you soon!

Conservation in Progress

Watch textile conservators May Berkouwer and Ksynia Marko at work conserving the original nineteenth-century silk wall hangings in the Crimson Drawing Room at Castletown. Their work is part of a larger project which aims to restore the historic character of the room. Be sure to put Castletown House on your itinerary this summer when you can discover, or rediscover, the fully conserved Crimson Drawing Room.

What’s On

 

Click here to access our full online Calendar of Events.

3:00 pm
Irish National Opera presents: ABL Aviation Opera Studio Recital Meet some of the international Irish opera singers of the future, in recital, in the beautiful setting of Castletown House, on Sunday 1st March, 3.00pm. Irish[...]
Hunting Room
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
Now in its third year, following two sell-out performances in 2018 and 2019, OPW Castletown House welcomes Handel’s Messiah back to the stunning Long Gallery for what will no doubt be the musical highlight of[...]
Long Gallery
7:00 pm
  Dublin-born Miriam Roycroft studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Donald McCall and Ralph Kirshbaum.  Upon graduation, she won the Muriel Taylor Cello Competition in London.  Further studies included a[...]
Entrance Hall
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
  Darragh is currently completing an MA in Performance and Musicology at Maynooth University. He is specialising in piano performance under the tutelage of Niall Kinsella. Darragh has competed and was successful in many competitions.[...]
Entrance Hall
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Guitarist, composer, educator and author, Mike Nielsen is noted for his innovative performances and research. He has shared the stage with many international stars including Dave Liebman, Larry Coryell, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler,[...]
Entrance Hall
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Billy O’Brien enjoys an active career as solo pianist and chamber musician. He completed his undergraduate studies at the RIAM with Prof Therese Fahy, and two-years postgraduate study in Paris with Rena Shereshevskaya. He has[...]
Entrance Hall
7:00 pm
Beth Taylor, Mezzo-Soprano Lauded for her “strong presence both dramatically and musically” (The Arts Desk) and the “intriguing depth” (MusicOMH) of her portrayals, Beth Taylor is at the onset of a major international career. Performances[...]
Entrance Hall
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Irish Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty has firmly established a reputation as a respected interpreter of both early and contemporary works, alongside maintaining a busy schedule in mainstream opera and concert repertoire. Regularly praised for her musicality[...]
Entrance Hall

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.

Heritage Ireland latest e-zine

Heritage Ireland latest e-zine

Welcome to the Summer-Autumn 2019 edition of the Heritage Ireland ezine! Summer and the busy season are in full swing at our wonderful heritage sites. Naturally it has been an eventful time for us getting ready for visitor season and of course we have the perennial...

Movie Magic at Castletown

Movie Magic at Castletown

Movie Magic at Castletown This blog will look back at some of the TV shows and movies which used Castletown as a location. In 1983 Castletown’s Courtyard café changed its name for Educating Rita. Remington Steele aired its final episodes in 1987 and Castletown...

Castletown 2019 – A New Season

Castletown 2019 – A New Season

Castletown 2019 by Deirdre Cullen Castletown House reopens to the public on Friday 1st March. During the winter break our OPW conservation team has been busy cleaning and caring for the house, we’ve been preparing an exciting programme of events, and we'll be open for...