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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 admissions 4.45pm

October – April inclusive
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
10.30am – 5.00pm
Last admissions 4.15pm


Adults €5
Senior/Group €4
Child/Student €3
Family €13

Holders of the Heritage Card gain free admission. The first Wednesday of every month is free for everyone. School groups are also entitled to free entry.

The Heritage Card

Get free admission to all fee-paying OPW Heritage Sites in Ireland for one year from the date of first use with the Heritage Card! Heritage Cards are available from the ticket desk in Dublin Castle and represent great value: in Dublin, for example, you can get free entry to Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol or Casino Marino with the Heritage Card. To see a full list of OPW Heritage Sites in Dublin and around the country, please click here.

The Heritage Card costs as follows:

Adult €40
Senior (60+) €30
Student (valid student ID required) €10.00
Child (12-17) €10
Family (max. 2 adults & 5 children) €90

Click here for more information on the OPW Heritage Card.

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.