Castletown is Ireland`s largest and most significant 18th century Palladian style mansion set along the banks of the River Liffey in historic Celbridge just 20km from Dublin.
As an Office of Public Works historic property, we are delighted to offer FREE school modules to support the primary and secondary school curriculum outside of the school environment in a number of different ways:
We provide an inspirational, relevant and educational experience whatever the age of your students.
- Guided Tours: We can tailor your tour to suit your needs and interests (Irish/European History, Art History, Architecture etc).
Tours of the house during 2014 include: The Berkeley 18th century Costume and Toy Exhibition.
- Living History Tours - See how clothes were washed 18th century style before dressing up and going into the house.
- Maths Trails - Fun, Mathematical problem solving.
- Nature Tails/Parkland Walks. Cross a 'Ha-Ha' or a sunken fence as you explore the parklands and walking past the lake and historic structures to the River Liffey. Keep an eye out for our wealth of wildlife such as the swan, buzzards, kingfishers, dippers, herons and otters.
If your school is taking part in “Greenwave”, Castletown is the perfect environment for schools to complete their Green Flag projects.
There is outdoor Picnic area or the Stables are available for you to use if it's raining. We encourage schools to help us protect wildlife and the environment by ensuring each student takes their left over lunch home for recycling.
Our FREE educational modules are available March to October, advanced booking is essential and we look forward to welcoming you and your students at Castletown soon.
Coach/Car Parking with easy access from Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West
Dublin Bus: 67 from Merrion Square to Main Street Celbridge. Please note the house is a 10-15 walk from historic Main Street Celbridge, birthplace of Arthur Guinness.