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Castletown House

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Address: | Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West, Ireland
Phone Number: 35316288252
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The grandest Palladian-style mansion in Ireland was built in 1722 for...

The grandest Palladian-style mansion in Ireland was built in 1722 for William and Katherine Conolly. Castletown is the first and largest mansion in Ireland and is just 20km from Dublin City Centre and sits on the banks of the River Liffey. The house is open daily for tours Mid March to the 31st October 2015. Guided Tours of the house: Monday to Saturday at 10.15, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Guided Tours on Sundays: at 10.15, 11am and 5pm. Self Guiding Tours of the house between 12pm and 5pm on Sundays. Admission fee to the house see website for prices. FREE admission to the restored 18th century parklands, open daily. For gate opening times see website or signs on site. Extensive events programme which includes: Children's art and craft workshops, free music recitals, parkland tours, evening concerts, 'Family nights' in the Courtyard Café for all this and more refer to website.

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Great local facility

Well kept gardens and grounds. Great for walks and for kids and pets (on leads) to wander around through open areas and down by the Liffey. Our very own, not so mini, Phoenix... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well kept gardens and grounds. Great for walks and for kids and pets (on leads) to wander around through open areas and down by the Liffey. Our very own, not so mini, Phoenix Park. Wonderful, and thats without visiting the House itself which is also spectacular.

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1 Thank Crodaun
Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited Castletown House to break up the drive from Galway to Dublin. It is a lovely place with some beautiful and fascinating history.The attention to detail is amazing! The grounds are very nice as well- a great place to walk around and stretch your legs. Our tour guide was kind and informative. Definitely well worth a visit!

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1 Thank stephhardin
dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Fantastic night of Christmas carols some traditional some quirky with mulled wine and delicious mince pies in the stunning Castletown house . Venue fabulous.. Well done to everyone involved for a really good value entertaining evening . House looks amazing as always ..

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1 Thank raginghormones
Celbridge, Ireland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times. The grounds are spacious and you can sit out in summer. The tour is interesting and gives you more insight into the history of the house and the land around it. And for less than a fiver for an adult ticket its worth it if your into local history

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1 Thank Stewie G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is a great facility with lovely walks. Craft fair held on third Sunday of the month, with music played & a good variety of stands. During the summer months, young musicians play classical music in the entrance hall on Sunday afternoon. There is no charge & it is a beautiful setting to spend even a half hour.

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2 Thank Eamonn H
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The tours are cheap (approx. 5 - 7euro) and the tour guides are knowledgeable and clear. The house was interesting both from an architectural and historical viewpoint. Even if you are not interested in architecture or history the House has many other attractions. For example, on the Sunday I visited there was a craft fair, art exhibition, traditional musicians and... More 

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3 Thank songaff
Hanlontown, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were there late in the day and had the tour guide to ourselves. She was very knowledgable and was happy to answer our questions. In fact, our tour ran over the usual allowed time period. Most of the furnishing are "period", but some are original. The house and grounds were beautiful. The great hall is amazing.

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2 Thank Hankfiji
Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Wonderful lady answered the phone and came out to show us the way. Amazingly beautiful house. Interesting tour. Did not disappoint. Lovely grounds. Will do again.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Might want to put this one on your "skip" list if you're not Irish yourself. While potentially socially significant, for a guest I might just read the Wikipedia entry to learn about it, then spend your day somewhere else. A couple of interesting architectural features (the staircase being the most interesting) but in general the tour didn't provide much. Limited... More 

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Celbridge, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I had to wait a long time for service even though it wasn't busy. The staff do not look like they have received proper training.

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