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 from 9:45 to 17:45 (last admission at 17:15).
Please note that Dublin Castle will be closed to visitors on Friday 4th February 2022
The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives
7 December – 27 March 2022
Coach House Gallery
In Our Own Image: Photography in Ireland, 1839 to the Present
29 November 2021–6 February 2022
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
What Colour Is Metal?
13 October 2021 – 31 January 2022
State Apartments Galleries
6 January – 22 February 2022
St. Patrick’s Hall
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 One hundred years ago, on 16 January 1922, an event that The Irish Independent described as ‘certainly the most significant event in Irish history for hundreds of years’, took place on a cold Monday at...
One hundred and one years ago this month, as the War of Independence continued to unfold across the island of Ireland, Christmas approached. It may seem strange to consider Christmas during a time of conflict, not least an historic one that has left such bitterness...
by Bronagh Dempsey, Curator of 'Famous Faces' For centuries now, Dublin Castle has played host to many visitors from around the world. These visitors included royalty, presidents, prime ministers, poets, writers, athletes and other key figures. The exhibition ‘Famous...