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).
A unique concert in one of Ireland's most extraordinary buildings
Hear St Patrick’s Hall come to life as we rediscover music written for the Irish State Musick, the band of virtuoso musicians based at Dublin Castle in the eighteenth century. Click here for tickets.