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. Tickets are purchased on site at the Castle’s visitor reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard).
The Castle Blog
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Castle Blog for all news updates.
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...
By Laura Fitzachary, Tour Guide and Co-Curator/Information and Education Officer ‘It must, however, be remembered, when considering their good fortune, that in the day in which they lived beauty was all powerful.’ – Frances Gerard on the Gunning sisters on their...