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Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle (Caisleán Bhaile Átha Cliathis), now used for important State receptions and Presidential Inaugurations, is one of Dublin's most popular tourist attractions. Steeped in history, Dublin Castle dates back thousands of years. No one actually lives in Dublin Castle (located in the heart of Dublin), however, it plays host to foreign dignitaries and other important leaders in business and government.

History buffs won't want to miss taking a Guided Tour through Dublin Castle and its grounds. Most notable is the story behind the Record Tower — it's the only remaining building from the original medieval structure that survived centuries' worth of fires and warfare that ravaged the other buildings.

Visit the State Apartments, Chester Beatty Library — and Dubhlinn Gardens, the castle's gardens, which now grow over the spot where there was once a Black Pool ("Dubh Linn") from which the city of Dublin gets its name.

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Dublin Castle Hours
Open daily
Mon-Sat 10am-4:45pm
Sat-Sun 2pm-4:45pm

Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral Walking Tour

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Dublin Castle
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Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral Walking Tour
- Visit the courtyards and gardens of Dublin Castle, see the Medieval Towers, a section of City Wall and one of the most outstanding museums in the world, before passing the Chester Beatty Library Galleries.

Admire the panoramic views of St Patrick's Cathedral. Founded by a Norman archbishop in the 12th century, it is reputed to be the site where St Patrick baptized the people of the area in the 5th century.

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Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Daily Guided Tours
The State Apartments, Undercroft and Chapel Royal are open to the public with regular Guided Tours.

See the castle's beautiful interiors and gardens — lavishly decorated private quarters and entertaining halls of the State Apartments. Visit the Chester Beatty Library, one of Dublin's best museums — it houses an extensive collection of priceless artifacts from all over the world.

State Apartments
Today, the richly decorated State Apartment rooms are used by the Irish Government for official engagements.

  • Saint Patrick's Hall
    - the grandest, and one of the oldest rooms in Dublin Castle - Presidential inaugurations still take place here today. The Hall has two galleries, one at each end - one for musicians and the other for spectators
  • The Throne Room
    - contains a throne (presented by William of Orange) built for the visit of King George IV to Ireland in 1821
  • The Wedgewood Room
    - used as a Billiards Room in the 19th century
  • The State Drawing Room
    - used for the reception of foreign dignitaries
  • The State Dining Room
    - also called the Picture Gallery (and formerly known as the Supper Room), is the oldest room in the castle and still in use today
  • State Corridor and State Bedrooms

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