Early in the 17th century the castle was remodelled and the main focus of the Castle shifted from the original Keep to the buildings in the east of the grounds.

It was vested in the State in 1991 and a programme of restoration commenced in February 2000. There is an exhibition in the Keep on the history of the castle and the family.

Opening Hours:
June to September: Daily 10am to 6pm
October: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10am to 5pm


See here for Childrens Attractions and Pet Farms