Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is situated in the very heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets its name from the Dubh Linn or Black Pool (dubh = black), on the site of the present Castle Gardens &Coach House.

The Castle stands on the high ridge, the highest ground in the locality, at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the (now underground) Poddle, which formed a natural boundary on two sides. It is very probable that the original fortification on this easily defended strategic site was a Gaelic Ringfort, which guarded the harbour, the adjacent Dubhlinn Ecclesiastical Centre and the four long distant roads that converged nearby.

The Garda Museum is also situated in the Castle and admission is Free. Note: the museum is open weekdays only.

Opening Times:

Monday-Friday: 10am-4.45pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 2pm-4.45pm
Closed Good Friday, 25th-26th December, 1st January.
Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm, Sunday & Public Holidays, 2pm to 5pm

Admission Prices:

Adults: €8
Senior Citizens(60+) €6

Students (18+) €6
Children (12-17) €4

Children u/12 Free

Family Ticket   2 Adults and 2-3 children €20