A pair of images showing Clock Tower staircase before and after renovation.

In Focus Tour

Open House Dublin Tour: Clock Tower Building

More than 22 years have passed since the Chester Beatty moved from Shrewsbury Road to Dublin Castle. Former OPW Assistant Principal Architect, Angela Rolfe, worked on several projects in Dublin Castle between 1981-2017, including the restoration and extension to the historic Clock Tower Building for the Chester Beatty. Angela will share background context of the development and restoration process for this unique project. Join her for a behind-the-scenes tour of the non-public rooms and facilities in the restored former Clock Tower Building. Not suitable for people with mobility issues. Limited to 15 Participants, free, booking essential.

These tours are now fully booked. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact Justyna on 01 4070772.

10.15am tour

11.15am tour

Image: (c) OPW Library

Black and White Open House LogoBlack and wite logo of Irish Architecture Foundation

Open today: Open today 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92