Castletown House and Parklands

Contact Details


Co. Kildare,
W23 V9H3

Tel: +353 (1) 628 8252
Fax: +353 (1) 627 1811


Insatgram: @castletownhouse

Opening Hours


Open 1sth March - 15th December  


Open daily
1st March - 15th December

Opening Times
10.00 - 17.00

Public Tours:

Monday to Sunday 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00

Self Guide

Monday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00

Download the FREE audio guide

Average length of visit: 1 hour

Last admission for tours of the house 17.00

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.


Open daily. Free admission. 

Batty Langley Gate
Pedestrian Access 07.30 - 19.00

Celbridge Avenue Gate
Pedestrian Access 07.15 - 19.15

M4 Gate
Vehicle Access 07.00 - 19.30

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

Admission Fees


Adults: €10.00
Senior Citizens: €8.00
Students/Children 12and over: €5.00
Family: €25.00
Groups: 20 adults €8.00

Self Guided

Adults: €8.00
Senior Citizens: €5.00
Students/Children of 12 and over: €3.50
Family: €15.00
Groups: 20 adults €5.00


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

There is wheelchair access on the Ground Floor only .

The Courtyard Café:

Open daily to the 31st of October
10.00 - 17.00


Tel: +353 (1) 627 9498 






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.


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

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

Castletown Visitor Guide English (PDF)

Castletown Visitor Guide Italian (PDF)

Castletown Visitor Guide Spanish (PDF)

Castletown Visitor Guide Polish (PDF)

Castletown Visitor Guide Chinese(PDF)

Seasonal Events: Telephone/email Castletown for information on concerts, art exhibtions, etc.

Photography/Video allowed: No