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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.

What’s On.

The Castle Blog

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

What Is Behind These Closed Doors?

What Is Behind These Closed Doors?

We will be bringing you insights into this layered building with the complicated history, where nothing is as it seems…   State Apartments Hall, Stairs & Landing By Dr Aidan O’Boyle, Guide & Information Officer Prior to the 19th century, the Staircase...

11 June 1924: Opening Ireland’s Law Courts

11 June 1924: Opening Ireland’s Law Courts

By Evan McGuigan, Guide & Information Officer When it comes to Dublin landmarks, none are more synonymous with the Irish judicial system than the Four Courts. Located on Inns Quay, it has housed Ireland’s law courts since 1802 and remains a key feature of the...