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

December Special

Bed and Breakfast rate for December only!  Perfect for when you are coming to Dublin to shop, see a show or to meet friends.  The Dublin Christmas Market is on our doorstep, the Gaiety Panto is a two minute walk and the iconic Grafton Street is around the corner - you can't get a better location in Dublin city.

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!

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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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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