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Castletown House

Castletown House

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Castletown House
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From: Jul 28, 2009 To: Jul 28, 2011 Time: see details

Description: Castletown is Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house. Built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland.


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Castletown House is open for the summer season. Tours of the house are available Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays until the end of October 2009.

he First tour leaves from the visitors reception at 10.30am and the last admission for tours is at 4.45pm. Tours run every 45 minutes or on the hour, according to demand.

The tour covers all aspects of the history of Castletown House, from 1722, when it was built, right up to the present day and the recent work which has been undertaken. The diverse and fascinating Conolly family members who lived in the house are explained, and visitors get a chance to view the fine architecture, original furniture and vast collection of paintings within Castletown.


Adults 4.50
Senior Citizens/Students/Children of 5 & over 3.50
Family 12.50
Groups (of over 20 people) 3.50

Restaurant: CHC at The West Wing

Opening times:

Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sundays 10am to 6pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am to 6pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Seating Capacity: 80

CHC Tea and Wine Rooms in the West Wing are now open...

Opening times:

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm

Telephone Number: 01 627 9498


The house is located 20km from Dublin off the M4 Sligo Road, from the M4 take the R449 Celbridge West/Leixlip West exit 2A, stay in the left hand lane and before the top of this sliproad there is a third lane on the left, go into this lane and then after approximately 100meters you will see the Castletown Estate gates on the right.

Please note that cars/ buses access is from the above entrance as the avenue from Celbridge is for pedestrian access only.

GPS/SAT NAV Location: Latitude 53.355 and Longitude 6.31

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