Dublin Castle

Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings, Dublin Castle functioned as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of the English Administration in Ireland for 700 years.

Location

Dame Street, Dublin.

History

Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings, Dublin Castle functioned as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of the English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Rebuilt in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Dublin Castle is now used for important State receptions and Presidential Inagurations. The State Apartments, Undercroft, Chapel Royal, Craft Shop, Heritage Centre and Restaurant are open to visitors. (On occasions the State Apartments only may be closed for state purposes).

Access for visitors with disabilities to State Apartments, Chapel Royal and Restaurant.

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Details

Opening Times

  • January and December: Mon - Fri (10:00-17:00)
  • January and December: Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays (14:00-17:00)
  • Last admission 15 minutes before closing.
  • The State Apartments may be closed occasionally.

Visit Length

  • 1 hour

Admission

  • Adult €4.25
  • Child €1.75
  • Student €3.25
  • Senior €3.25
  • Family €0.00
  • Group €0.00

Information

  • Leaflets: Yes
  • Guided Tours: Yes
  • Audio Visual: Yes
  • Exhibition: Yes

Facilities

  • Restaurant: Yes
  • Car Park: Yes
  • Coach Park: Yes
  • Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times

  • January and December Mon - Fri (10:00-17:00)
  • January and December Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays (14:00-17:00)
  • Last admission 15 minutes before closing. 
  • The State Apartments may be closed occasionally.

Facilities

  • Restaurant: Yes
  • Car Park: Yes
  • Coach Park: Yes
  • Disabled Access: Yes

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