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Rathfarnham Castle welcomes all visitors.


The Castle is open every day during the summer season, and is open throughout the winter except for Mondays and Tuesdays. Click here for café opening hours.

Access to the interior of the Castle is by guided tour. Click here for more information.

Opening Hours

May – September inclusive
Open daily
9.30am -5.30pm
Last admission 4.45pm

October – April inclusive
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
10.30am – 5pm
Last admission 4.15pm


FREE admission until 31 December 2021

School Bookings

School visits are offered free of charge, however, advance booking is required. To arrange a school visit or to enquire about our workshops and other educational sessions, please contact us.

To find out more about our education programme or to see what education resource packs we offer, please click here.

General Group Bookings

Advance booking for groups of more than eight people is required. Please contact us to enquire about group rates or to make a booking.

We offer special rates to tour operators for pre-booked tours (both guided and self-guided) for groups. Please email us for more details.