Rathfarnham Castle Park, Dublin 14

Rathfarnham park is located in the heart of Rathfarnham village. The park has been lovingly restored by the council to its former glory.
It forms part of the original demesne of the adjacent castle. Rathfarnham Castle was built by Adam Loftus in 1588 and the building and extensive demesne remained in the family until 1723 when it was sold to "Speaker" Connolly.

It returned to the Loftus family in 1767 and was restored and redesigned. The home of the Jesuits for many years, the castle was purchased by the State in 1987. It is undergoing extensive restoration at present by the Office of Public Works, while the grounds are under the care of the Council.

The parkland, which compromises the wooded area known as Loyola Park, the open spaces in the area and the lands of Rathfarnham Castle, has been restored giving public access via a pathway system.
It has been incorporated into one attractive park and passive recreation area. It includes a pathway system, an extensive woodland and the old lake in the centre of the wood has been re-piped and cleared. A car park has recently been opened with access from the Rathfarnham Bypass.

Special Offers

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.

Rugby Special

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

Advance Purchase Rate

Buy Now Pay Now! Room only rate, Breakfast is available at the hotel, priced at €15 per person for full Irish and €12 for Continental breakfast. Booking must be prepaid in full, no changes or cancellations on this offer.

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

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