Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

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  • August 9, 2017
    We visit Rathfarnham Castle playground and cafe quite regularly. We are local and local to Marlay and St. Enda's too but our children prefer Rathfarnham castle to all others. As a parent, it's wonderf...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    This fortified estate is easily accessible from the city center on bus 16. I highly recommend take time to visit the site and walk around the grounds and town. Unlike other homes, this one is sparsely...  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    We were here on Sunday specifically to enjoy the “South Dublin’s Multicultural Food Festival” which was held in the grounds of the castle. I have to admit it looked more like a French Chateau than a c...  more »
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  • February 23, 2017
    A wonderful historic building showing some rooms undergoing conservation. It is beautifully furnished with period artworks painted by eminent artists. Well curated exhibitions are regularly displayed and it also holds many interesting educational lectures and great musical evenings - in season. Together with a great cafe serving a good selection of tasty food and snacks, it is located on a 40 minute bus ride from the city centre. Rathfarnham castle is worth a visit but check for opening times on line..
  • June 14, 2017
    Haven't actually entered the museum but its pleasant park is a nice place to sit and chill for a bit.
  • June 11, 2017
    Very interesting place, loved the architecture. The staff is very nice and they are very helpful
  • March 4, 2017
    Nice old building being slowly restored. The fact that it's being done gradually gives a good insight into the process. Good kids playgroud in the parkland and a well visited cafe.
  • January 23, 2017
    The Castle itself never seems to be open but there is a cafe next to it run by Brambles serving some nice food. The park has a nice duck pond and a big playground for the kids. One thing that I noticed is that there is a lack of good seating around the park. Most of the benches are poorly located in the shade.

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