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Established in 1204 and in continuous use ever since, the world famous Dublin Castle has been at the forefront of Ireland’s history for more than 800 years. With state rooms and apartments that have housed many prominent historical figures over the centuries, a 19th century coach house, an army barracks from 1811 and a 13th century Norman Tower among its impressive buildings, it is plain that Dublin Castle has undergone many transformations throughout its long history.

Many of the buildings are still in official use today, but the gardens, museum, library and chapel are free to explore, with the State Apartments and Medieval Undercroft accessible by guided tour.

The State Apartments were the centre of the Viceregal Court from the early 17th century and are now home to international functions and Presidential inaugurations. The guided tour takes you through the south range of the great courtyard and down into the Undercroft, that contains the postern gate, where provisions were carried by boat into the Castle, and the Viking defence bank.

The Chapel Royal’s spectacular architecture inside and out draws visitors from far and wide, as do its display of coats of arms dating from 1172 through to 1922.

The Revenue Museum is located in the crypt of The Chapel Royal, and offers a unique and entertaining look at the world of tax collection and customs control over the years, with audio-visual presentations and interactive games.

The Chester Beatty Library houses an art exhibition of manuscripts, prints, icons and paintings from all over the world, and contains the Silk Road Café on the ground floor.

The magnificent grounds and gardens are also a pleasure to explore, relax and unwind in.

 

 The State Apartments and Medieval Undercroft Tour Times

Monday through Saturday – 10.00am to 4.45pm

Sunday & Public Holidays – 12.00am to 4.45pm

Open Bank Holidays except – Good Friday, 24th – 28th December, 1st January.

 

The Chapel Royal Opening Times

Monday through Saturday – 10.00am to 4.45pm

Sunday & Public Holidays – 12.00am to 4.45pm

Open Bank Holidays except – Good Friday, 24th – 28th December, 1st January.

 

The Chester Beatty Library

May to September, Monday through Friday – 10.00am to 5.00pm

October to April, Tuesday through Friday – 10.00am to 5.00pm

Closed Good Friday, 24th – 28th December, 1st January and Monday Public Holidays.

 

The Silk Road Café

May to September, Monday through Friday – 10.00am to 4.30pm

October to April, Tuesday through Friday – 10.00am to 4.30pm

Saturday – 11.00am to 4.30pm

Sunday – 1.00pm to 4.30pm

Closed Good Friday, 24th – 28th December, 1st January and Monday Public Holidays.

 

The Revenue Museum

Monday through Friday – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Closed Good Friday, 24th – 28th December, 1st January and Monday Public Holidays

 

Tour Prices for The State Apartments and Medieval Undercroft

Adult – €4.50

Students/Seniors – €3.50

Children under 12 – €2.00

Children under 6 – Free

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