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

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.

Book Online!

Click here to book your tickets online for guided tours of Dublin Castle or for self-guiding.

What’s On

Check back soon for more exhibitions and events at Dublin Castle in 2018!

Making Majesty @ State Apartments
Sep 25 2017 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Making Majesty @ State Apartments | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Making Majesty: Building and Borrowing the Regal Image at Dublin Castle 25 September 2017 – 28 April 2018 State Apartments’ Galleries This exhibition explores the shaping of the royal and viceregal image at Dublin Castle[...]
Tradfest 2018 @ Printworks, Dublin Castle
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 10:30 pm
Tradfest 2018 @ Printworks, Dublin Castle | County Dublin | Ireland
8:00 pm
Tradfest started out in 2006 as a small niche traditional music festival, a first for Dublin. It showcases the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a stage to[...]
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm
Gin Experience Dublin 2018 @ The Printworks
6:00 pm
An event created exclusively for ginthusiasts with a drop of passion and a squeeze of expertise – Gin Experience Dublin. You are invited to join the best gin producers from Ireland and across the globe[...]

The Castle Blog

Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Castle Blog for all news updates.

Bram Stoker in Dublin Castle

By Caoimhe Creed, Guide & Information Officer With Halloween just around the corner and the Bram Stoker Festival in full swing, what better time to remember one of Dublin Castle's most famous ex-employees? Abraham 'Bram' Stoker's haunting magnum opus, Dracula, is one...

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