Rathfarnham Castle

Photo: Con Brogan

Rathfarnham Castle

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Saturday 14 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 15 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Rathfarnham Castle is a fortified house dating from 1583 and was commissioned by Archbishop Adam Loftus. It has some original features including 16th century gun-loops and was remodeled in the late 18th century. It has fine Georgian interiors to the designs of Sir William Chambers and James 'Athenian' Stuart.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Normal admission fees will be waived on both days.

Designed by: Original Architect Unknown
Building Date: 1583
Location: Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

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