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[...]
The Castletown Experience @ Castletown House
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm
The Castletown Experience @ Castletown House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
1st July to 31st August, 10am to 5pm Weekends in September, 10am to 5pm Launching this season, a fantastic new offering at Castletown! With a variety of events throughout the season including Arts and Crafts[...]
Patrick Rafter Recital @ Long Gallery, Main House
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Patrick Rafter Recital @ Long Gallery, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to view one of Irelands finest rising stars, Patrick Rafter, at Castletown. … belonging amongst the greatest violinists, except for names such as Maxim Vengerov, Itzhak Perlman and Nigel Kennedy, I[...]
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
National Heritage Week: Below Stairs Tour at Castletown @ Castletown House and Parkland | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
12:00 pm
Booked out! We’re delighted to participate in National Heritage Week. This year, we offer a brand new Below Stairs Tour where we share the important stories about the lives and roles of servants at Castletown.[...]
Ladies Who Lunch @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ladies Who Lunch @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Doors open 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. Irene Gaffney and Glynis Casson are ‘Ladies who Lunch’. This is a wickedly amusing review of all of the facets of a woman’s life – the ups and downs, the[...]
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Market and Craft Fair @ Stable Wing and Courtyard | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
10:00 am
As summer draws to a close, our market and craft fair will take place in the Stable Wing Courtyard with live music at 2pm from the Ballymore Eustace Concert Band.   Market and Music in[...]
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Through the Lens: Snapshots of Grace Kelly in Ireland @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
12:00 pm
Free admission, but advance booking required at the link above. Join photo-historian and blogger Dr. Orla Fitzpatrick to examine photographs and film footage of Grace Kelly’s State visit to Ireland in 1961. The talk will[...]
Get the Look: Recreating Grace Kelly @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get the Look: Recreating Grace Kelly @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
2:00 pm
Free admission, but advance booking required at the link above. Natalie Svikle, fashion stylist for Kildare Village, will present her top tips for creating the timeless, elegant and feminine Grace Kelly look.  
Family Astronomy Workshop @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing, and Parklands
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Astronomy Workshop @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing, and Parklands | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
7:00 pm
FREE Admission. Allocation for tickets will be by lottery. After almost twenty years in flight, the Cassini orbiter will use the last of its fuel in a set of intrepid orbits before diving into Saturn[...]
Kathy Nugent in Concert @ Long Gallery, Main House
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Kathy Nugent in Concert @ Long Gallery, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Doors open 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. With her deep and distinctive voice and her inimitable sparkle, the OPW team is delighted to welcome Kathy Nugent to Castletown with a programme of hits from the great Oscar[...]
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Deirdre McQuillan & Peter O'Brien: A Conversation on Style @ Long Gallery, Main House | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
3:00 pm
With Deirdre McQuillan, The Irish Times, and Peter O’Brien, Designer What constitutes style? Who has it and why? What is deemed iconic and why? Join Irish Times fashion editor Deridre McQuillan and Irish designer Peter[...]
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ar Lorg na Laochra / On the Shoulders of Giants @ Hunting Room, Stable Wing | Celbridge | County Kildare | Ireland
8:00 pm
Tiarnan O’Duinnchinn, Uilleann Pipes and Laoise Kelly, Harp. Enjoy an evening of music with a duet of two of the most iconic instruments of Ireland. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, great houses, such as[...]
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[...]

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