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). Tickets can be purchased on site at the Castle’s visitor reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard) or can be booked online by clicking here.
Dublin’s first festival celebrating the music of George Enescu!
Dublin Castle, Trinity College Dublin, the Romanian Cultural Institute in association with RTÉ LyricFM present the Enescu International Chamber Music Festival Dublin from 24 November – 2 December.
Curated by Adrian Mantu, the festival will introduce Dublin audiences to the works of Romanian composer George Enescu, who married the music of his native land with the finest European chamber music traditions. Embark on a journey of discovery and let yourself be transported by the unique mix of traditional, classical and Latino music within the sublime surroundings of Dublin Castle’s Chapel Royal.
Book soon to avoid disappointment!
The Castle Blog
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Castle Blog for all news updates.
By Dorothea Depner Our last blog post explored the connections between the creator of Dracula - Bram Stoker - and Dublin Castle. This time, we want to share with you a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience an amazing mix of classical and traditional music from...
By Caoimhe Creed, Guide & Information Officer With Halloween just around the corner and the Bram Stoker Festival in full swing, what better time to remember one of Dublin Castle's most famous ex-employees? Abraham 'Bram' Stoker's haunting magnum opus, Dracula, is one...
By Dorothea Depner One week ago, on the morning of the launch of our new exhibition in the State Apartments, Making Majesty, I met up with the two curators Myles Campbell and William Derham to find out a bit more about the project they had been working on for almost...