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.

Open Daily

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Creative Ireland: Launch of the County Plans (Creative Ireland website), there will be self guided access only to Dublin Castle from 15.00 on Thursday, May 25th. These tickets will be sold at a reduced rate.

We’re open seven days a week. Tickets are purchased on site at the Castle’s visitor reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard).

What’s On

Burning Books @ State Apartment Galleries
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm
Burning Books @ State Apartment Galleries | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
BURNING BOOKS, JUNE 1922: THE DESTRUCTION AND RECREATION OF THE IRISH PARLIAMENTARY BOOKBINDINGS In the last decade of the nineteenth century, the book collector and amateur book binder Sir Edward Sullivan was shown a collection[...]
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm
BloomFringe Festival 2017 @ Dublin Castle | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
BloomFringe is bringing Summer to the streets of Dublin this June bank holiday weekend. Mostly free – family events, talks, play installations, workshops, tours. Ticketed events are bookable through Eventbrite.  
Dublin Musical Saunter Celebrates the Carducci Quartet and Finghin Collins @ The Coach House | County Dublin | Ireland
3:00 pm
Carducci Quartet Finghin Collins, piano The programme for the afternoon will feature: Dvorvák: String Quartet in F major, op 96 American Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, op 44 The 2017 Dublin Musical Saunter[...]
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dublin Musical Saunter Celebrates Veronica Dunne @ The Coach House | County Dublin | Ireland
7:00 pm
Description Patricia Bradon, mezzo-soprano Dearbhla Collins, piano Finghin Collins, piano Rachel Croash, soprano Gemma Ni Bhriain, mezzo-soprano Patrick Hyland, tenor Rory Musgrave, baritone Programme Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, D940 Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, op 52[...]
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm
The 15th Annual Historic Houses Conference @ Hibernia Conference Centre | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
The focus of this conference is the survival and revival of historic houses in Ireland, the UK, and Europe in the course of the last fifty years. Across Europe increasing numbers of houses are opening[...]
Problem-Solving Festival @ Printworks, Dublin Castle
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Problem-Solving Festival @ Printworks, Dublin Castle | County Dublin | Ireland
11:00 am
As part of the Irish nationwide Problem-Solving Initiative, the ADAPT Centre will host a Problem-Solving Festival on Saturday, 5th August 2017 at Dublin Castle from 11.00am to 5.00pm. The festival will take place in the[...]
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Rediscovering Irish State Musick @ St. Patrick's Hall | County Dublin | Ireland
7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of celebratory music and readings in the glorious surroundings of St. Patrick’s Hall as we rediscover music written for the Irish State Musick; the band of virtuoso musicians based at[...]
Making Majesty @ State Apartments
Sep 25 2017 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Making Majesty @ State Apartments | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
MAKING MAJESTY: ROYALS, REPUBLICANS, AND THE THRONE ROOM AT DUBLIN CASTLE This exhibition is the story of a great space and those who shaped it. For centuries Dublin Castle was the touchstone of the social[...]

Dublin Castle

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