Rathfarnham Castle

1583 /
Rathfarnham Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Rathfarnham Castle is a fortified house dating from 1583 and was commissioned by Archbishop Adam Loftus. It has some original features including 16th century gunloops, the vaulting in the original kitchen area, and the remains of an original 16th century door. It was remodelled in the late 18th century and has very fine Georgian interiors to the designs of Sir William Chambers and James 'Athenian' Stuart as well as some earlier rococo ceilings. 

Tour Info

Tours every hour from 10am - 4pm Pre-book only. Booking  at 01 493 9462 or rathfarnhamcastle@opw.ie Accessibility The Castle provides access for visitors who require universal access. In the Pay and Display car park, there is designated parking available. Wheelchair ramps provide full access to the Tearooms and Castle. There are accessible toilets available, as well as a lift inside the Castle. Read more here  


  • Wheelchair Accessible.


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