Event Series Open House

Open House

Join us for our special Open House tours which will focus on the architectural history of the Castle. Please note places on the tours are limited and must be booked via the Open House website. Booking opens on 14th September.

Event Series Open House

Open House

Join us for our special Open House tours which will focus on the architectural history of the Castle. Please note places on the tours are limited and must be booked via the Open House website. Booking opens on 14th September.

Event Series Open House

Open House

Join us for our special Open House tours which will focus on the architectural history of the Castle. Please note places on the tours are limited and must be booked via the Open House website. Booking opens on 14th September.

Event Series Open House

Open House

Join us for our special Open House tours which will focus on the architectural history of the Castle. Please note places on the tours are limited and must be booked via the Open House website. Booking opens on 14th September.

A Smashing Times Festival of Arts and Human Rights Event: Tales of Love and Loss

Tales of Love and Loss will combine live performance, film, and discussion to explore and celebrate women changemakers from history. A Beauty That Will Pass by Mary Moynihan, a poetical, storytelling reflection inspired by the life stories and clandestine engagement of Sarah Curran (1782-1808) and Robert Emmet (1778-1803), leader of the 1803 Irish rebellion. Grace and […]

€5 – €10

Smashing Times Arts and Human Rights Festival Event – In Frame: Some Aspects of Angelica Kauffman’s Ely Family Portrait

A talk focusing on several aspects of ‘The Ely Family portrait’, a large picture painted in Rathfarnham Castle in 1771 by the famous Swiss-Austrian artist, Angelica Kauffman. We will begin with some background information about the painter herself, who from relatively humble origins became one of the most celebrated painters in Europe. Widely travelled, incredibly […]

Irish Harp Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries

This special musical evening features some of Ireland's leading musicians in Irish and Early Music, together recreating sounds from the Irish Baroque era. Experience the beautiful and haunting music of Irish Harpers from the 17th and 18th centuries, arranged from the original Irish and Scottish sources and played on historical and modern instruments: Irish Harp, […]

€20.00

Brian Brody and the Ghost Ensemble perform songs of love, loss and hope

  Brian Brody & the Ghost Ensemble are a collaboration between singer-songwriter Brian Brody and composer Simon Quigley. They create and perform songs of love, loss and hope, shaped around Brody’s big baritone voice, creating a dynamic akin to Scott Walker and Elvis Costello’s ‘Juliette Letters’ with the Brodsky quartet. Together, they have performed Scott […]

€20.00

An evening with Angie McLaughlin, folk songwriter, vocalist and musician

Join us for a very special musical evening with Angie McLaughlin, Scottish folk songwriter, vocalist and musician with strong connections to Donegal where her Dad was from. She grew up on the West coast of Scotland and moved to Dublin for college. She then emigrated to San Francisco where she first focused seriously on her […]

€15.00

Welcome in the Dawn Chorus

Join us to welcome in the Dawn Chorus and to identify birdsong. This event will proceed rain, hail or shine, except in the case of severe weather conditions. Please wear appropriate footwear, warm clothing and bring rain gear. Meet in the courtyard (near tearooms) at 4.30am. This event is free. For further information call 01 […]