An Elizabethan fortified house

An Elizabethan fortified house remodelled in the 18th century, it has fine 18th century interiors. It was built for Adam Loftus, a Yorkshire clergyman and politician. Loftus was ambitious and eventually rose to become Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland. In the late eighteenth century, the house was remodelled on a splendid scale employing some of the finest architects of the day including Sir William Chambers and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart. It now hosts a wealth of exhibitions and cultural events.

  • Splendid Georgian interiors
  • A fine collection of original paintings
  • Hear the colourful history of the Loftus family

Opening Times

May to September: Open daily 09:30 – 17:30h
October to April: Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mon 10:30 – 17:00h

Check website for up-to-date opening dates and times


Admission Rates Apply

Adult: €5.00
Senior/Group: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00.

Useful Information
  • Guided Tours
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Café
  • Playground
Getting There
Map Location: 53.298472, -6.284106
Contact Rathfarnham Castle

Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland

Eircode: D14 K3T6
T: 01-493 9462
W: heritageireland.ieplaces-to-visitrathfarnham-castle
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