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Castletown House, County Kildare

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History Museum Historic Site
Castletown House, Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, is a Palladian country house built in 1722 for William Conolly, the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. It formed the centrepiece of a 550acre estate. Sold to developers in 1965, the estate is now divided between State and private ownership.InteriorsOn the piano nobile there are a series of ever grander reception rooms typical of the 1720s. The house was entered by ascending a staircase outside before coming into a large entrance hall which was graced with stucco gilding and pictures of the family. To the left is the dining room which was made out of two smaller rooms. To the right of the hall was the huge staircase itself. This was made of Portland stone and is cantilevered.Straight on is the Green Drawing Room and was also known as the Saloon because of its position in the house. This was the room that the family used to receive their guests in before leaving and (staying on the left hand side of the house) entering the Red Drawing Room.The Print Room is decorated with cut-outs of favourite images, following the fashion of the 1760s. This room is on the right side and is thought to be the only surviving example of this in Ireland from this period.Further on is the State Bedroom, which was never used by royalty as such, but by the various viceroys based in Dublin. In it are chairs which were from Venice.
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  • This is an excellent treasure in Ireland and a fantastic find. This was also recommended by actress Angelica Houston as part of her Irish Houses collection which can be found on Amazon. Currently ther...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing, gorgeous gardens and house. Both times we've gone we didn't book a tour so that's on the list but we still had a great time waiter way  more »
  • The journey to Celbridge, location for Castletown House, is a bit of a treat if you travel by bus. It is a 30 minute ride from central Dublin on bus 67, from many stops located in the city center. The...  more »
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  • Lovely park and house. The grounds are very big, so can have a long walk through beautiful scenery. There's river valley and nice picnic areas. House has exhibitions on regularly​. Bit expensive for a tour tho.
  • Really nice walks by the river and through the woods. The house itself is kept beautifully. Parking can be tricky on busy days and changing to use the simple playground is nothing more than extorting money from families with young children
  • Very beautiful place. I will definitely go back. Good price (3,50 students and 8 adults). Very well maintained!
  • Wondreful staff so helpful and full of interesting information. Beautiful house.Exquisite decor and contents.Coffee shop rounded off a good day out.
  • Beatiful Manor house and Gardens. Restoration isn't fully complete but it's great to see the process.