Castletown House reopens for tours on March 16th.
Tours available 7 days a week.
Online booking available here soon.

Castletown’s restored 18th century parklands are open 7 days a week and are free to explore.

Free Parking available from Exit 6, M4

Gate Opening Hours:

Castletown’s tearooms, operated by Brambles are open 7 days from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

House tours and access to Pleasure Gardens are available from April to October, 7 days a week.

To contact us, email



Drones are not permitted on the estate without prior permission.

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.


The Café is open 7 days a week from 9.30am until 4.30pm


Castletown's Treemendous Tree Trail

Castletown’s Treemendous tree trail

Next time you visit our Parklands, why not try this family-friendly tree trail and discover some of the special trees we have here.

Follow the map, learn the trees and most importantly, have fun!

Make sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the parklands and respect the code: ‘leave nothing behind and take nothing but memories’

Group/School Bookings

For group / school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail

Code of Conduct

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.


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What’s On


Handel’s Messiah @ Castletown House, Long Gallery
Apr 22 @ 8.00pm – 10.00pm

The beautiful Long Gallery of Castletown House welcomes home Handel’s great masterpiece, Messiah, once again, for a very special performance with choir and full orchestra, and a cast of the finest soloists, under the baton of Niall Kinsella. A perfect opportunity to hear the beautiful strains of music that Lady Conolly enjoyed centuries ago.
Cambiata Chamber Choir
Irish Choral Sinfonia
Maria McGrann, soprano Sarah Richmond, mezzo-soprano
Owen Lucas, tenor Owen Gilhooly-Miles, baritone

Making An Entrance; Phoneix Winds @ Castletown House, Entrance Hall
Apr 28 @ 7.00pm – 8.00pm

The Phoenix Winds, formed in 2022, comprises of Julie Maisel (flute), John Hearne (Bassoon) and Paul Roe (clarinet), all lecturers in the TU Dublin Conservatoire. In 2018 they came together to record music of Italian-American composer, Luigi Zaninelli. Their debut performance occurred in that same year. They are all keen chamber musicians and have individually performed in numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Ireland, Europe, the UK and America.

Making An Entrance: Brendan Kennedy @ Castletown House, Entrance Hall
May 5 @ 7.00pm – 8.00pm

2023 marks the 150th anniversary of world renowned composer, Sergei Rachmaninov. To mark this special occasion, join pianist Brendan Kennedy as he performs works from Rachmaninov’s early and late period (and everywhere in between!).

As listeners, one tends to associate a nostalgic quality with Rachmaninov’s music and of course who could fail to mention the majestic bell sounds that one finds throughout his output. He was an absolute craftsman in contrapuntal writing for the piano and he was daring in his harmonic exploration.

Making An Entrance: Seán Kennedy @ Castletown House, Entrance Hall
May 19 @ 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Seán Kennedy is a bel canto tenor from Dublin. He studied under Emmanuel Lawler at the TUD Conservatoire.
Seán is an established theatre maker and performer, blending his training as a singer with storytelling.
He has produced a trilogy of autobiographical work with his second show, ‘Nine Weeks’, receiving five stars from the Irish Times.
After his most recent sell-out show on the main stage at Smock Alley Theatre in October 2022, he is delighted to be performing at Castletown House with accompanist Thomas Kehoe.
Seán will be performing a selection of arias from the Romantic era.

Making An Entrance: Gina Oberoi @ Castletown House, Entrance Hall
May 26 @ 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Irish Mezzo Soprano Gina Oberoi Engela is an experienced concert and opera performer.

Previous engagements include world premiers of Dan Forest’s Jubilate Deo and Irish Composer Martin O’Leary’s Psalmus. Gina was a company artist with Cork Opera and is a regular artist with Limerick Opera Festival. She has performed Mahler Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen and other works for Mezzo soprano multiple times and continues to work with several prominent choral societies both in Ireland and UK.

Gina completed her Bachelors and Masters in vocal performance at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Chapterhouse Outdoor Theatre presents `The Importance of Been Earnest` @ Castletown House, Back Lawn
Jul 1 @ 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Oscar Wilde’s finest and best-loved
romantic comedy. With a cast of unforgettably larger than life characters, the delightful Cecily,
the roguish Algernon and the formidable Lady Bracknell are sure to keep you wildly entertained!
Picnic with friends and family and enjoy this exquisite new production of Wilde’s hilarious tale of
doubles lives and mistaken identities presented in full period costume. Join us for a
wonderful evening of outdoor theatre. Bring low back seating, no dogs permitted.

The Castletown Blog

Stay up to date, and enjoy glimpses from behind the scenes at Castletown! Below are the latest entries. Click here for the archive.

Lady Louisa’s Legacy

Lady Louisa’s Legacy

When the newly married Lady Louisa took charge of the Castletown landscape in 1759, at the tender age of sixteen, she took over the care of a landscape which had a history going back longer than historical records did. Lady Louisa probably wasn’t aware of the Bronze...

Bicentenary of the death of Lady Louisa Conolly (1743-1821)

Bicentenary of the death of Lady Louisa Conolly (1743-1821)

‘No words can describe the affliction of this house.’ At six o’clock on the morning of 2nd August 1821 Lady Louisa Conolly took her last breath at Castletown, the home she had shaped and loved for over sixty years. Throughout the previous eight weeks her family had...

Movie Magic Part 2

Movie Magic Part 2

Movie Magic at Castletown (Act 2) The second instalment of the Movies at Castletown blog starts in the 1980’s. Castletown obviously lends itself to period drama, but there is also a WWII film with Lee Marvin and a 1980’s comedy with Robbie Coltrane and Dan Aykroyd. We...