Rathfarnham Castle

Rathfarnham , Dublin 14

Rathfarnham Castle has both a colourful and interesting history. Adam Loftus built the castle in around 1583. It was built as a comfortable defensible residence and by end of the 16th century it was acknowledged as one of the finest castles in County Dublin.

Adam Loftus was an ambitious Yorkshire clergyman, who came to Ireland as chaplain to the Lord Deputy and quickly rose to become Archbishop of Dublin, Lord Chancellor of Ireland and was closely involved in the establishment of Trinity College.

The visitor can see, a first hand glimpses of layers of the Castles 18th century interiors by Sir William Chambers and James 'Athenian' Stewart and earlier existence uncovered during research.


Special Offers

April Midweek Sale

10% discount on normal rates for one night midweek stay in April.  No deposit required.

April Midweek Sale 2

15% discount on normal rates for two night midweek stay in April.  No deposit required.

April Midweek Sale 3

One night midweek in April with 10% discount, two nights 15% and three or more 20%.  No deposit required.

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Guest Reviews

K. Duffy

Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.


Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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