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. Tickets are purchased on site at the Castle’s visitor reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard).

What’s On

Proclaiming a President @ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
Nov 12 2018 @ 9:45 am – Jan 20 2019 @ 5:15 pm
Proclaiming a President @ Dublin Castle, State Apartments | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
9:45 am
In June 1938, Douglas Hyde was sworn in as the first President of Ireland in St Patrick’s Hall at Dublin Castle. In November 2018, the Hall will once again be the setting for the presidential[...]
Rudolf Heltzel: In Precious Metal @ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
Nov 24 2018 @ 9:45 am – Mar 24 2019 @ 5:15 pm
Rudolf Heltzel: In Precious Metal @ Dublin Castle, State Apartments | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
9:45 am
Office of Public Works presents a stunning exhibition of sculptural pendants and rings by master-goldsmith Rudolf Heltzel, at the State Apartments, Dublin Castle – on tour from the National Design & Craft Gallery and Design[...]
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Experience our Neapolitan Crib in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal which has been illuminated for the festive season. Opening hours: 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A Ceremony of Carols & other Christmas Favourites @ Castle Hall | County Dublin | Ireland
4:00 pm
Join this award-winning choir and their musical directors Bernie Sherlock and Brian Dungan for a celebration of some of the finest festive choral music from around the globe in the beautiful surrounds of Dublin Castle.[...]
Christmas Evenings at the Castle @ Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Christmas Evenings at the Castle @ Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2 | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
6:30 pm
Our much loved Christmas evenings return this year. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a choral performance in the Chapel Royal followed by an opportunity to view the Neopolitan Crib and[...]
Christmas Evenings at the Castle @ Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Christmas Evenings at the Castle @ Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2 | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
6:30 pm
Our much loved Christmas evenings return this year. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a choral performance in the Chapel Royal followed by an opportunity to view the Neopolitan Crib and[...]
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Experience our Neapolitan Crib in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal which has been illuminated for the festive season. Opening hours: 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Experience our Neapolitan Crib in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal which has been illuminated for the festive season. Opening hours: 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Experience our Neapolitan Crib in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal which has been illuminated for the festive season. Opening hours: 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Experience our Neapolitan Crib in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal which has been illuminated for the festive season. Opening hours: 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Experience our Neapolitan Crib in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal which has been illuminated for the festive season. Opening hours: 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Neapolitan Christmas Crib @ Dublin Castle, Chapel Royal | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Experience our Neapolitan Crib in Francis Johnston’s Chapel Royal which has been illuminated for the festive season. Opening hours: 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm

Dublin Castle

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