Look Who’s ‘Rumping’ Now

Look Who’s ‘Rumping’ Now

By Antonella Guarracino, Guide & Information Officer Dublin Castle houses a unique and varied art collection that often surprises its visitors. Most of the historic artworks are exhibited in the State Apartments, originally built as a residence for the British...
21 November 1920 – Bloody Sunday

21 November 1920 – Bloody Sunday

By William Derham, Collections, Research & Interpretation It can be hard to gain a good picture of Dublin Castle sometimes. Metaphorically speaking, it looms large in the story of Ireland’s struggle for independence and yet relatively little has been written about...
A Bag From 100 Years Ago

A Bag From 100 Years Ago

For persons with dementia, their families, friends and carers. Countess Markievicz’s despatch bag – Engaging people with dementia An object that speaks volumes, in more ways than one… This object, the first in our on-line series of engagement for persons with...
Halloween in Old Ireland

Halloween in Old Ireland

By Caoimhe Creed, Guide & Information Officer Farmers and Druids Halloween has its roots in the Celtic Festival of Samhain. This was the division between the lighter half of the year and the darker half of the year. Samhain is the Irish word for the month of...
Social Distancing at Dublin Castle, 1832

Social Distancing at Dublin Castle, 1832

By William Derham, Collections, Research & Interpretation In these times of Covid-19, with its restrictions and lockdowns, it can be easy, when searching for a word to describe the uncharted situation we find ourselves in, to reach for “unprecedented” – never...