Castletown House and Parklands

Contact Details

Address: Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

Telephone Number: +353 1 628 8252
Fax Number: +353 1 627 1811


Opening Hours


Open 12th March - 6th November daily.                                                

House open daily from 12th March to the 6th of November 2017.                                     

Parklands and café opened all year round.

Opening Times 10.00am - 18.00. Last admission for tours of the house 17.00


Public Tours - Monday to Saturday at 10.15, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm and Sunday at 10.15, 11am and 5pm. 

Self Guide option on Sunday between 12pm and 5pm , download the FREE audio guide .

Castletown can close at very short notice for Government business. Tours may have limited access if there is an event or private function running in the house.

Average length of visit: 1 hour.

Parklands - open daily, free admission. 

Batty Langley Gate - Pedestrian Access 6.30am - 7pm

Celbridge Avenue Gate - Pedestrian Access 6.45am - 7.15pm

M4 Gate - Vehicle Access 7.00am - 7.30pm

The Courtyard Café open daily,why not drop in to see us for a light lunch or coffee and a scone. For Booking enquiries telephone 01 6279498.

Enquiries regarding Events and Conferences, Country Markets and Craft Fairs etc.
please email

Admission Fees

Adults: €10.00-Guided : €8.00-Self Guided
Senior Citizens : €8.00-Guided : €5.00-Self Guided
Students/Children of 5 & over: €5.00-Guided : €3.50 Self Guided
Family: €25.00-Guided : €15.00-Self Guided
Groups: 20 adults €8.00-Guided : €5.00-Self Guided


Toilets, toilet for visitors with disabilities, car parking, locker room for large bags.

There is presently no wheelchair access to museum rooms at Castletown House.

The Courtyard Café - Open daily to the 31st of October 10am - 5pm, email , Tel: 01 6279498 


Castletown is the largest and most significant Palladian style country house in Ireland. The house is set amongst beautiful 18th century parklands of Celbridge, Co.Kildare. The house was built c.1722 for the speaker of the Irish House of Commons, William Conolly (1662- 1729) the designs of a number of important architects were used, notably Alessandro Gailiei, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce and later Sir William Chambers. The entire estate was sold by the Conolly-Carew family in 1965 to a property developer and in 1967 the house and some parkland were purchased by the Hon. Desmond Guinness. Both Mr Guinness and subsequently the Castletown Foundation, who acquired the house in 1979, devoted considerable effort and resources to maintaining the house and restoring the principal rooms to a high standard. Castletown was transferred to state care on 1 January 1994.

Location: 20km from centre of Dublin on N4/M4.

For vehicle access please take the N4/M4, Sligo Road and take the Celbridge West exit 6, R449. The avenue from Celbridge is for pedestrian/bicycle access only.

GPS/ SAT NAV: Latitude 53.355 Longitude 6.31

Bus route: 67 from Merrion Square to main street Celbridge and a 10-15 minute walk through the parklands. For bus times please check Dublin Bus website

Guided Tours: Access by guided tour only.
Max number: 20.
Duration: approx 45 mins/1 hour.

Leaflet/Guide Book available in English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Polish and Spanish translation.

Castletown Visitor Guide English


Castletown Visitor Guide Italian 

Castletown Visitor Guide Spanish 

Castletown Visitor Guide Polish 

Castletown Visitor Guide Chinese

Seasonal Events: Telephone/e-mail Castletown for information on concerts, art exhibtions etc.

Photography/Video allowed: No