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 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.
The Castle Blog
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Castle Blog for all news updates.
By Dorothea Depner One week ago, on the morning of the launch of our new exhibition in the State Apartments, Making Majesty, I met up with the two curators Myles Campbell and William Derham to find out a bit more about the project they had been working on for almost...
By William Derham, Research & Collections In recent weeks, a row of fencing has appeared in the south-west corner of the Lower Yard at Dublin Castle, announcing the beginning of what will be a two-year conservation project on one of the oldest parts of the Castle:...
Peter Whelan, the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Marsyas, has a particular passion for exploring and championing neglected and forgotten music of the baroque era. On 12 August, you will be able to enjoy a rare treat in the splendid surrounding of St...