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

Gaiety Panto Rate

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for guests attending the Gaiety Panto show.  The Grafton Capital Hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Gaiety and is the perfect match for your visit to the Panto!

Rugby Special

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for Rugby weekends - Exclusive to our own website.

4 Nights or more Special

Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

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Guest Reviews


We really loved our stay and would stay with you again. Excellent location, comfortable room and ALL staff friendly and helpful. Thank you so much. The Frank family from Oklahoma

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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