Phoenix Park Visitor Centre - Ashtown Castle

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre - Ashtown Castle

Contact Details

‎Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Tel No: +353 (1) 677 0095
Fax No: +353 (1) 672 6454
Email: phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie

Website: www.phoenixpark.ie

Opening Hours

2020

Open: ( Ashtown Castle in Park)

Nov- Apr : Wed - Sun incl 09.30-17.30

May - October : Daily 10.00-17.45

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour. Last admission 1 hour before closing

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VISITOR CENTRE MAY BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT SHORT NOTICE.   WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT MAY BE CAUSED.

The Victorian Kitchen Walled Garden, beside the Visitor Centre, is under restoration and is open to the public daily from 10am - 4pm

Admission Fees

Free

Facilities

Audio Visual, Exhibitions, toilets, car/coach park

Restaurant/Tearooms: Coffee Shop and Restaurant

 

 

COVID-19

The Office of Public Works (OPW) today, Thursday 9 July 2020, announced the reopening of all of the perimeter gates to the Phoenix Park, with the exception of Knockmaroon Gate, with effect from Friday 10 July 2020. Works are presently being carried out on Knockmaroon Gate and it will reopen once these works are completed.

The OPW is encouraging all drivers using the Park to be mindful of the revised parking restrictions and to be respectful to all pedestrians and cyclists. These measures will be kept under review by OPW, An Garda Síochána and other key stakeholders.

From Thursday, 7 May the Phoenix Park Walled Garden will be reserved between 10am and 1pm for people who are cocooning. This includes the over-70s and the medically vulnerable.


A lively and entertaining exhibition on the history and the wildlife of the Phoenix Park is on display in the Visitor Centre. Here the visitor can enjoy a historical interpretation of the park from 3500 B.C. to the present day and can also view an audio-visual presentation on the Phoenix Park through the ages. Adjoining the Visitor Centre is the fully restored Ashtown Castle, a medieval tower house that probably dates from the 17th century. There is also a restaurant in the grounds of the Visitor Centre. The Centre is sign-posted from the Phoenix Monument.

For full details of our event schedule please see www.phoenixpark.ie

Phoenix Park visitors Centre Programme events 2019

Áras an Uachtaráin is open Saturdays only. Free admission tickets are issued at The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on the day. Group and/or advance booking is not possible. Closed 24 - 26 December. Guided Tours: 10.15 - 16.00 Summer: 10.30 - 15.30 Winter. (one hour). For confirmation phone + 353 1 677 7129

Bus Route(s):  Bus 37, 38, 39 and 70 from Hawkins Street to the Halfway House Roundabout on Navan Road. Enter the park by the Ashtown Gate, walk approx. 190 metres to the T-junction and turn left, walk for about 10 mins until you reach the building on your left, the pathway on the right-hand side leads you towards the trees and the back gate of Ashtown Castle.  Bus No. 46A from O'Connell Street to NCR Gate (30 min walk from Gate).

Location: 4km from centre of Dublin in the Phoenix Park, signposted from the Phoenix Monument.
    
Guided Tours:
Maximum number: 30 - 40
Duration: 1 hour

Leaflet/Guide book: English.

Seasonal Events: Please check at site using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Yes - At Visitor Centre and Ashtown Castle. Permission required for commercial purposes

Additional Information: Access for people with disabilities. Lift available