Leixlip Castle

To find out more about Leixlip Castle call, +353 1 6246873.


Leixlip Castle was built soon after 1172 by Adam de Hereford, a follower of Strongbow, the Norman invader of Ireland. It has passed through many hands and has been in the ownership of Mr. Desmond Guinness and his family since 1958.

The Castle contains many items of antique furniture, tapestries, paintings and drawings and some unusual items. These include a large 18th century dolls' house originally came Newbridge House, a military bath (which is in current use), a cabinet made in Killarney circa 1880 which is inlaid with views of ruined abbeys and round towers, Irish wolfhounds and with harps and shamrocks in the decoration. Also of interest are drawings of the six Mitford sisters by William Acton. A Print Room has been made in the Library and a corridor upstairs has also been decorated with prints.

The garden has a conservatory and a temple and white iron gates at the far end of the lawn lead to the walled vegetable garden.

Opening Days 2022

Leixlip Castle will be open on the following date from 9am -1pm.

April: Friday 1st , Monday 4th -Friday 8th

May: Monday 9th -Fridaty 20th (every day)

June: Tuesday 7th-Friday17th (Every day)

August: Saturday13th -Monday 22nd (every day - Heritage Week)

September: Monday 5th -Sunday 11th (Everyday)

Admission: €8 Adults

Admission: €4 for Students, Children & OAPs

Tour times (9:15am ,10.15am,11.15am,12.15pm)

Please contact Leixlip Castle for appointments .

Landline : 01 624 44 30 Email : leixlipcastle@gmail.com

In line with the Government policy on covid 19, the venue is taking a similar approach in terms of properties opening to the public in 2022 . please check at the time.

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Contact Info

Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: 00353 45 530 672
Email: info@kildareheritage.com

Opening Hours

(Lunch 01:00-02:00pm Daily)

Monday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Tuesday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Wednesday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Thursday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Friday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Saturday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Sunday Closed