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Ardgillan Castle, Ireland

Ardgillan Castle is a large country house County Dublin set in the 200-acre Ardgillan Demesne.

When the castle was occupied, the ground and first floors were the living quarters for the family while the west and east wings were servants quarters and estate offices. The basement contained the service floor, the kitchen and stores.

The castle has now been restored and the ground floor rooms and kitchens are open to visitors for guided tours.

Upstairs, the former bedrooms are used for exhibitions including a permanent and unique exhibition of the "Down Survey" colour maps and text. Rooms are also available for small group meetings and workshops. there is a tea room close to the reception.

Ardgillan is a popular local park, with a mix of woodlands and large grass open spaces. The park contains a walled herb garden, rose garden, Victorian conservatory, tea rooms an ice house. and a children's playground.

The house was built by the Reverend Robert Taylor in 1738 and remained in his family until 1962. Fingal County Council bought the estate in 1982, and opened it to the public.

The ghost of a woman was believed to haunt the bridge (known as The Lady's Stairs) that exists over the nearby railway line at the end of the garden. It was said that the woman's husband was a frequent swimmer, and when he did not return one night, having drowned, she went to the bridge to await his return. The stayed at the bridge to await his return until she died.

Opening Times

Tuesday-Sunday & Public Holidays 11:00-18:00

Tuesday-Sunday & Public Holidays 11:00-16:30

July and August
Open seven days.

Guided tour of Ardgillan Gardens on Thursdays at 3.30pm.
Park is open daily 10am to dusk.

Closed: Dec 23rd-Jan 1st inclusive

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Ticket Prices

Adults €7
Students and OAP's €5
Family (2 adults & 2 children) €14
Group Admission Prices:
Adult €5 per person

Minimum group number is 10

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 00 353 (0) 1 8492212

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