COVID-19 CLOSURE NOTICE
Further to the Taoiseach’s announcement of Friday 27th March all OPW Heritage sites including Parks, with the exception of the Phoenix Park will be closed, effective immediately. For a full list of properties see www.heritageireland.ie
Welcome to Dublin Castle
Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction. We hope you enjoy your visit.
We’re open seven days a week from 9:45 to 17:45 (last admission at 17:15). Tickets can be purchased on site at the Castle’s visitor reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard) or can be booked online by clicking here.
The Castle Blog
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Castle Blog for all news updates.
By Evelyn Suttle, Guide & Information Officer This despatch bag belonged to Countess de Markievicz (1868-1927), and is said to have been used during the 1916 Easter Rising and the campaign of independence. This Irish activist, revolutionary and politician from...
By Dr Aidan O’Boyle, Guide & Information Officer The Clock Tower Building, now the Chester Beatty Library. The Clock Tower Building is located directly behind the State Apartments, it is bounded to the east by the Castle Gardens and to the west by the Ship Street...
By Fionnuala Doherty, Guide & Information Officer Get inspired by this painting entitled Children with Fruit and Flowers (1777) by Reverend Matthew William Peters. This painting is currently on display in the Drawing Room of the State Apartments at Dublin...