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Rathfarnham Castle

55 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14, Ireland
+353 1 493 9462
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Semblance of many grandeurs past

Don't be disappointed at the absence of the traditional castle appearance, namely exposed stone or... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
permia
,
Ireland
Afternoon visit

We decided to visit this OPW site this afternoon. We arrived in car park which is free the first... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Eileen G
,
Dublin
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55 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14, Ireland
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+353 1 493 9462
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Don't be disappointed at the absence of the traditional castle appearance, namely exposed stone or block. This edifice had such features in the distant past but now presents a gorgeous facade on all sides. Outstanding features comprise the four corner towers plus the curvilinear addition...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We decided to visit this OPW site this afternoon. We arrived in car park which is free the first half but if you press the green button and decide how long you will stay you will get a half hour credit. We only read this...More

Thank Eileen G
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

It is surprising to find such a place within Dublin city. The original building is from the 1580s with more recent rebuilding in the 18th century. You can go round on your own or join a tour. I would strongly advice the latter as you...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Had a great afternoon in the playground with two grandsons. Really impressive playground equipment - very highly engineered and all looks very safe. Lots of small families having lots of fun.

Thank Derek B
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visit Rathfarnham Castle playground and cafe quite regularly. We are local and local to Marlay and St. Enda's too but our children prefer Rathfarnham castle to all others. As a parent, it's wonderful as the playground is contained and children are visible at all...More

Thank Emer M
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This fortified estate is easily accessible from the city center on bus 16. I highly recommend take time to visit the site and walk around the grounds and town. Unlike other homes, this one is sparsely furnished and you can actually appreciate the details in...More

1  Thank Liz C
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We were here on Sunday specifically to enjoy the “South Dublin’s Multicultural Food Festival” which was held in the grounds of the castle. I have to admit it looked more like a French Chateau than a castle. Admission to the castle was free on the...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

What a lovely place to visit. The castle itself is a fairly quick visit, not huge but beautifully laid out and a treasure in Rathfarnham. The staff are friendly, informed and eager to please. So nice. They have art displays here on and off so...More

Thank Roadrunner813
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

visited Rathfarnham castle, having last seen it when it first opened. OPW has done a great job of restoration and had an engrossing tour with a wonderful tour guide (Peter). He clearly loves the castle, knows an amazing amount about it, and conveyed his knowledge...More

Thank LeeDubIrl
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Had a expired voucher for afternoon tea in the cafe but the management had no problem letting us use it. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank d_cudster
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Gerbones
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