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.

Open Daily

We are open seven days a week including Bank Holidays from 09.45am to 5.45pm (last admission at 5.15pm).

Tickets for a self guided visit to the State Apartments are available to purchase online (please see below).

Tickets for a visit by guided tour to the State Apartments, Medieval Section and / or the Chapel Royal are available to purchase from our ticket desk on the day of your visit.

**PLEASE NOTE DUBLIN CASTLE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VISTORS ON MONDAY JUNE 27th**

We are delighted to announce that we are now running Guided Tours on a daily basis

Tickets are available to purchase on the day of your visit from our ticket desk

WHAT’S ON

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

Admission €3.00

 

For the Love of the Master, 25 artists fascinated by Piranesi

18 June – 18 September 2022

Coach House Gallery

The Castle Blog

Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Castle Blog for all news updates.

A Prisoner’s Christmas at Dublin Castle, 1920

A Prisoner’s Christmas at Dublin Castle, 1920

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...