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    Dublin Castle



    Dublin’s name comes from the Irish word for Black Pool - 'Dubh Linn' – which is actually located in the garden of Dublin Castle.

    Dublin Castle overlooks the junction of the River Liffey & the River Poddle. The Castle was originally a Viking Fortress (see the 'Undercroft' ) & later a Gaelic Ring Fort.

    The Apartments were the residential quarters of the viceregal court, but now used for Ireland's Presidencies of the European Community and State Functions.

    Dublin Castle , completed in 1220, was the seat of English power in Ireland for 700 years until 1922 when the Irish Free State was established.
    Dublin Castle Opening Times:
    Monday-Friday: 10.00 - 16.45
    Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 14.00- 16.45
    Closed Good Friday, 25th-26th December, 1st January.

    Dublin Castle Admission Prices:
    Adults: €4.50
    Senior Citizens & Students (I.D. required): €3.50
    Children (under 12 years): €2

    Group Admission Prices:
    Minimum group number is 20 with a free pass for the Leader .

    Dublin Castle Facilities:
    The Vaults Restaurant

    How to Get to Dublin Castle:
    Start from Trinity College, walk towards Christ Church  or take a bus( 77, 77A, 56A, and 49 (from Eden Quay) or 123 (from O’Connell Street) stop at Palace Street Gate.



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