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August 14, 2007

The Newly Refurbished Castletown House Is Now Open

Castletown House is newly refurbished and also has a new look website at The well known house reopened to the public on Sunday 22 July following an extensive restoration programme carried out by the Office of Public Works. The intention is to raise visitor numbers from 10,000 in a year to 200,000 a year.

In the interest of proper traffic management and public safety, it is intended that all vehicular access to Castletown House will be from the M4 motorway sliproad and that car and coach parking will be provided on that side of the house.

All of the gates into Castletown will open on a dawn to dusk policy  in line with other parks in the care of the OPW.  Acknowledging local traditions one pedestrian gate at the Celbridge Entrance Gate will allow pedestrian access outside of these hours.

A new Exhibition space has been created in the Main Block of Castletown for temporary exhibitions and will open in July with a prestigious exhibition called Art of the State – Journeys -  with artworks drawn from the OPW’s State Art Collection and the Dept. of  Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland’s Art Collection.

A new Café/Restaurant will open in the West Wing of Castletown and be managed by Claire Hanley Catering.

There are new Visitor Service facilities for visitors to include a new Reception and Ticket Office, space to leave buggies, coats, bags  etc.

Castletown House, Celbridge T: 01 6288252



Monday – Sunday until mid November – Adults: €4 senior citizens, students & children aged 5 and over: €2

Family: €10

Groups: Groups of 20 and over: €3 each

School tours are free.

Opening times:  10am-6pm

(last admission 4.45pm)