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Castletown House

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Address: | Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West, Ireland
Phone Number: 35316288252
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Description: 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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Most impressive Georgian big house

A very beautiful house, saved by the Irish Georgian Society and now in the care of the Irish State (OPW). It's an immensely rrand Palladian pile. Maybe not quite so beautiful as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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La Oliva, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful house, saved by the Irish Georgian Society and now in the care of the Irish State (OPW). It's an immensely rrand Palladian pile. Maybe not quite so beautiful as Russborough internally but the front facade will knock your socks off. Sadly the curse of the guided visit applies here too but HURRAH - there is an alternative.... More 

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Corbyville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was one of my husband's favourite places on our trip to Ireland. The guided tour was very informative and we were fortunate to have a small group. There are beautiful grounds all around the castle if you want to bring a picnic or go for a walk.

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Tullow, Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited Castletown House over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Firstly we had lunch in the restaurant, which was lovely and very good value for money. After that we walked around and then booked in for the 3pm tour. It was a sunny day and so while we waited, we sat outside enjoying the beauty of the place. Unfortunately about... More 

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Clairey_Anna84, Acting Head Guide at Castletown House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, but I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. Of course you should have been offered a refund/tickets for another visit. Please get in touch, +353 1 628 8252 or e-mail castletown@opw.ie Best wishes, Claire Hickey More 

France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very interesting visit with a wonderful guide, Una, who was knowledgeable and friendly. Had never seen anything like the Print room before and even the room who has a bare brick wall is fascinating as you can see how the house was constructed.

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Clairey_Anna84, Acting Head Guide at Castletown House, responded to this review

Dear William, Thank you so much for your lovely review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit. I'll pass on your comments to Una, she'll be delighted :) Best wishes and many thanks on behalf of the whole team, Claire More 

Kildare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I am lucky enough to live quite close to Castletown House so visit the grounds for walks a couple of times a week. It is a beautiful place, with well maintained gardens that welcome dogs (on a leash) if you want to take a stroll . They often have a Country Market with various food products and crafts. They also... More 

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Clairey_Anna84, Acting Head Guide at Castletown House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for posting information about our events. We love working on our events programmes and hope you get the chance to pop up and enjoy them :) Do you follow us on Facebook? Our page is Castletown House & Parklands and we also Tweet @opwcastletown. Best wishes and thanks on behalf of the... More 

Dalkey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There are recitals held inside the house every Sunday afternoon at 14.00hrs. Lady Luisa Connolly who lived there in the 18th century and her sister, the Duchess of Kildare who lived in nearby Carton were the natural great granddaughters of King Charles 11

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Clairey_Anna84, Acting Head Guide at Castletown House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate the feedback. I hope you enjoyed the Summer Sunday Series, it's always a highlight of our events calender and Linda, our music co-ordinator does Trojan work behind the scenes on it :) Best wishes and thanks on behalf of the team, Claire More 

Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Everyone says "Lovely", but that is the best way to describe the visit. Now the walk down the lane is a little far for those who need assistance, but well worth it nonetheless. We enjoyed the park, seeing the dogs running, the children playing and the beautiful day in Ireland. Made our way to the tour via detour for ice... More 

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belfast-UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a lovely place full of History & a lovely cafe & grounds to stroll about in. Tour last 1,5hrs and was very good ( Helen the guide knew her stuff ) - Lunch in the cafe was delicious There is a fee for a tour of the house - none to stroll around the grounds

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Celbridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful scenery, brilliant tour of the house and very well-kept grounds. 10/10 would recommend to friends and family!

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Kildare
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Nice place to visit on the last Sunday of any given month as there is both music a small market and tours are available as per usual, the grounds are beautiful for a walk particularly down by the river

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Clairey_Anna84, Acting Head Guide at Castletown House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate the feedback and will keep up the good work :) Follow us on Twitter @opwcastletown and Facebook Castletown House & Parklands for up to date information on our events. Best wishes on behalf of the team, Claire More 

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