Welcome to Dublin Castle
Constructed 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 are open seven days a week including Bank Holidays from 09.45am to 5.45pm (last admission at 5.15pm).
Please note the Dubh Linn Gardens will be closed to the public on Saturday 21st May for a State Event.
The Patrick Reel Retrospective ‘A Life in Paint’
The Patrick Reel Retrospective ‘A Life in Paint’ Exhibition
The State Apartments Galleries
Friday 11th March – Monday 1st August 2022
The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives
7 December – 27 March 2022
Coach House Gallery
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...