Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone No: +353 1 645 8813
Fax No: +353 1 679 7831
Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 16.45
Sun and Bank Holidays: 12.00 - 16.45
Closed 24 - 28 and 31 December, 1 January and Good Friday.
Last admission at 16.45
IMPORTANT NOTE: 1st January - 30th June 2013. Dublin Castle - the State Apartments and Undercroft - will be closed for the 6 months duration of the EU Presidency, and there will be no guided tours available to the public. There will be limited access to the grounds during this period with restrictions imposed when necessary. Please see www.dublincastle.ie for updates.
Dublin Castle can be closed at short notice for Government Business.
The State Apartments may be closed occasionally for State functions.
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Student/Senior Citizen: €3.50
Child (under 12): €2.00
Craft shop, Toilets, toilet for visitors with disabilities.
Dublin Castle: Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings it functioned as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Rebuilt in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Dublin Castle is now used for important State receptions and Presidential Inaugurations. The State Apartments, Undercroft, Chapel Royal, Craft Shop, Heritage Centre and Restaurant are open to visitors. (On occasions Dublin Castle can be closed at very short notice for Government business). Access for visitors with disabilities to State Apartments, Chapel Royal and restaurant.
Location: Situated in the City Centre off Dame St., behind City Hall, 5 minutes walk from Trinity College en-route to Christchurch.
Bus Routes: 54 (Burgh Quay), 50, 50A, 56A, 77, 77A, 77B (Aston Quay)
Guided Tours: Access by guided tour only.
Max. No: 40
Duration: 45 mins.
Advance booking for groups IS REQUIRED.
Leaflet/Guide Booklet: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
James Joyce's 'Dubliners' and Dublin Castle One City One Book
Restaurant/Tearooms: Coffee Shop and Restaurant.
Seating Capacity: 90
Additional Information: Due to the nature of the site and its use for Government business visiting arrangements are subject to cancellation on short or no notice.
INFORMAL EDUCATION IN DUBLIN CASTLE
'Talking Walls & Talking Objects' is a series of participatory activities offered to local community youth groups and youth projects.
To enquire and arrange a visit, a session or a series of sessions, e-mail: DublinCastle@opw.ie or telephone: (01) 645 8812.