The Casino Marino is Ireland’s miniature 18th century architectural masterpiece cared for by the Office of Public Works (OPW). The Casino (meaning small house) surprises visitors as they discover the secrets of this remarkable gem. The highly decorated and compact exterior cleverly disguises an interior of intimate rooms displaying intricately ornate Georgian motifs. Richly patterned marquetry floors and beautifully executed plasterwork act as an historical backdrop to the Casino’s past. Designed in 1759 as a pleasure house for the 1st earl of Charlemont by Sir William Chambers, they created a unique and intriguing garden temple from which to overlook the magnificent panorama of Dublin Bay.