Dublin Castle, Dublin Photos

The site of Dublin Castle was originally a Viking settlement (c1000 CE) which was rebuilt as a Norman Castle (c1275) of which only the Record tower remains visible. In the 18th C, the British constructed a Georgian palace using a layout similar to the original structure which burned in 1673. The British ruled Ireland from Dublin Castle until 1922. Today the Republic of Ireland uses the State Apartments for ceremonial occasions and allows public tours. Guided tours also visit uncovered Viking & Norman foundations below grade. Other parts of the Castle used for government functions are not open for tours.

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Bedford Tower & entrance gate on north edge of Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bedford Hall & Tower on Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bedford clock tower at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bedford gate at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Bedford Tower & entrance gate on north edge of Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bedford Hall & Tower on Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bedford clock tower at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bedford gate at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Bedford gate at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance to State Apartments on Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Exterior of State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Conference center & offices on Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Bedford gate at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance to State Apartments on Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Exterior of State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Conference center & offices on Upper Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Gate from Upper Castle Yard to Lower Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Lower Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Offices on Lower Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State Apartments, Record Tower & Chapel Royal seen over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Gate from Upper Castle Yard to Lower Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Lower Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Offices on Lower Castle Yard at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State Apartments, Record Tower & Chapel Royal seen over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
State Apartments, Record Tower & Chapel Royal seen over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State Apartments & Record Tower over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Colorful buildings over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Garda Memorial Gardens in Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
State Apartments, Record Tower & Chapel Royal seen over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State Apartments & Record Tower over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Colorful buildings over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Garda (police) Memorial Gardens in Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Garda Memorial Gardens gate at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Flowers in Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Dubblinn Gardens & former coach house at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Former coach house now a conference center over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Garda Memorial Gardens gate at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Flowers in Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Dubblinn Gardens (1680) & former coach house (1830) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Former coach house (1830) now a conference center over Dubblinn Gardens (1680) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Chester Beatty Museum over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Former coach house towers over Dubblinn Gardens sculptures at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Cupola clock tower with peacock weather vane atop Chester Beatty Museum at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Grand staircase to State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Chester Beatty Museum over Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Former coach house towers over Dubblinn Gardens sculptures at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Cupola clock tower with peacock weather vane atop Chester Beatty Museum at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Grand staircase to State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Newel post of Grand staircase to State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Iron & wood railing of Grand staircase to State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bench with coat of arms in entrance hall of State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Paintings of nobles on staircase at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Newel post of Grand staircase to State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Iron & wood railing of Grand staircase to State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bench with coat of arms in entrance hall of State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Paintings of nobles on staircase at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait of King George III at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait of King George IV at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait of King William IV at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Waterford chandelier over staircase at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait of King George III at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait of King George IV at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait of King William IV at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Waterford chandelier over staircase at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Irish harp over doors at top of grand staircase landing at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portraits of 7 Irish leaders executed for role in 1916 Easter Rising over hospital bed of James Connolly at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Plaque marking room in which wounded James Connolly was held prior to his execution after 1916 Easter Rising at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portraits of 7 Irish leaders executed at Kilmainham Jail for role in 1916 Easter Rising. Dublin, Ireland.
Irish harp over doors at top of grand staircase landing at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portraits of 7 Irish leaders executed for role in 1916 Easter Rising over hospital bed of James Connolly at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Plaque marking room in which wounded James Connolly was held prior to his execution after 1916 Easter Rising at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portraits of 7 Irish leaders executed at Kilmainham Jail for role in 1916 Easter Rising. Dublin, Ireland.
Poster declaring Irish Republic at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Fireplace in Connolly hospital room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Skylight & lamp in State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Poster declaring Irish Republic at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Fireplace in Connolly hospital room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Skylight & lamp in State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Ceiling arch detail in State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Classical-style Carrara marble urn with Apollonian Muses by unknown in State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Classical-style urn in State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Sculpted ceiling detail in Apollo Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Ceiling arch detail in State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Classical-style Carrara marble urn with Apollonian Muses (18thC) by unknown in State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Classical-style urn in State Corridor at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Sculpted ceiling detail in Apollo Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Sculpted ceiling detail in Apollo Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Furniture in Apollo Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Embroidered chair in Apollo Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Sculpted ceiling detail in Apollo Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Furniture in Apollo Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Embroidered chair in Apollo Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Artwork in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Elizabeth Leigh, Countess of Southampton portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Louis XVI mantle clock depicting Diana, Cupid & Endymion by Manière of Paris in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait of Queen Victoria by John Partridge at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Artwork in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Elizabeth Leigh, Countess of Southampton portrait (c1640-1) by Sir Anthony van Dyck at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Louis XVI mantle clock depicting Diana, Cupid & Endymion (c1778-93) by Manière of Paris in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait of Queen Victoria (1842) by John Partridge at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait of Prince Albert at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Carved fireplace with mirror in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Photo of Michael Collins in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Crystal chandelier by Waterford Crystal in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait of Prince Albert at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Carved fireplace with mirror in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Photo of Michael Collins in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Crystal chandelier (c1966) by Waterford Crystal in State Drawing Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Throne built for visit of King George IV to Ireland with footstool added for shorter Queen Victoria at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Throne room was converted to a presence chamber at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Throne room brass chandelier by Higginbotham, Thomas & Co. with symbols of the UK at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.English roses, Scottish thistles, Irish shamrocks & oak leaves of Wales on throne room brass chandelier by Higginbotham, Thomas & Co. at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Throne built for visit of King George IV to Ireland (1821) with footstool added for shorter Queen Victoria at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Throne room was converted to a presence chamber (1788) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Throne room brass chandelier (1839) by Higginbotham, Thomas & Co. with symbols of the UK at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.English roses, Scottish thistles, Irish shamrocks & oak leaves of Wales on throne room brass chandelier (1839) by Higginbotham, Thomas & Co. at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Décor of throne room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Courting couch upon which couple sits on end & fathers arranging marriage sit on long middle in throne room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Mars painting by Gaetano Gandolfi in throne room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Neoclassical columns in throne room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Décor of throne room (18thC) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Courting couch upon which couple sits on end & fathers arranging marriage sit on long middle in throne room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Mars painting (1767) by Gaetano Gandolfi in throne room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Neoclassical columns in throne room (18thC) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Brian Boru Millennium Crown made to mark 1014 death of Irish King who defeated the Vikings at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait gallery used as State Dining Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State place setting in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Coffee service & cups decorated with harps in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Brian Boru Millennium Crown (2014) made to mark 1014 death of Irish King who defeated the Vikings at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Portrait gallery used as State Dining Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.State place setting in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Coffee service & cups decorated with harps in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Wine cooler in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Dining room ceiling decoration at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Wine cooler with Irish harp carving by James Hicks in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Irish harp carving on Cellarette in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Wine cooler in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Dining room ceiling decoration at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Wine cooler with Irish harp carving (c1890) by James Hicks in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Irish harp carving on Cellarette in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Chandelier in Wedgwood Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Blue & white wall design in Wedgwood Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Wall disk with angel & cherub in Wedgwood Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Gothic Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Chandelier in Wedgwood Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Blue & white wall design in Wedgwood Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Wall disk with angel & cherub in Wedgwood Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Gothic Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Ceiling detail in Gothic Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Carpet in Gothic Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bench on carpet in Gothic Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Hall where Ireland's Presidents are inaugurated at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Ceiling detail in Gothic Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Carpet in Gothic Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Bench on carpet in Gothic Room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Hall where Ireland's Presidents are inaugurated at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Painted ceiling by Vincenzo Waldré in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.King George III flanked by Britannia & Hibernia painting by Vincenzo Waldré on ceiling of St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick lights the fire that leads to the conversion of Ireland painting by Vincenzo Waldré on ceiling of St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.King Henry II receiving submission of Irish chieftains painting by Vincenzo Waldré on ceiling of St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Painted ceiling (c1790) by Vincenzo Waldré in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.King George III flanked by Britannia & Hibernia painting (c1790) by Vincenzo Waldré on ceiling of St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick lights the fire that leads to the conversion of Ireland painting (c1790) by Vincenzo Waldré on ceiling of St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.King Henry II receiving submission of Irish chieftains painting (c1790) by Vincenzo Waldré on ceiling of St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Banners of knights of Order of St. Patrick at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ireland's order of chivalry banner in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Waterford crystal chandelier in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ireland's Presidential inauguration chair first used as a royal throne by Queen Victoria in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Banners of knights of Order of St. Patrick (Ireland's order of chivalry) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ireland's order of chivalry banner in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Waterford crystal chandelier in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Ireland's Presidential inauguration chair (c1849) first used as a royal throne by Queen Victoria in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Ireland's Presidential inauguration chair first used as a royal throne by Queen Victoria in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Star of St Patrick emblem in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Order of St Patrick badge at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Order of St Patrick heraldic plaque at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Ireland's Presidential inauguration chair (c1849) first used as a royal throne by Queen Victoria in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Star of St Patrick emblem in St Patrick's Hall at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Order of St Patrick badge at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Order of St Patrick heraldic plaque at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Order of St Patrick heraldic plaques at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Glass chandelier at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Record Tower & Chapel Royal seen from Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Deconsecrated Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Order of St Patrick heraldic plaques at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Glass chandelier at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Record Tower (c1230) & Chapel Royal (1814) seen from Dubblinn Gardens at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Deconsecrated Chapel Royal (1814) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland. Style: Gothic revival. Architect: Francis Johnston.
Record Tower built by Normans at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Gothic revival Chapel Royal & Norman Record Tower at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Steps to excavation of Powder Tower foundations built by Normans at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Map of Norman walls over current green structure of Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Record Tower (c1230) built by Normans at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Gothic revival Chapel Royal (1814) & Norman Record Tower (c1230) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Steps to excavation of Powder Tower foundations built by Normans (c1230) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Map of Norman walls (black) over current green structure of Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Viking walls beneath Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Viking steps up from river beneath Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Visiting Viking & Norman foundations beneath Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Viking walls beneath Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Viking walls beneath Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Viking steps up from river beneath Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Visiting Viking & Norman foundations beneath Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Viking walls beneath Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.
Reconstructed drawing of Medieval Norman town of Dublin at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Reconstructed drawing of Viking town of Dublin at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.

Reconstructed drawing of Medieval Norman town of Dublin (c1285) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.Reconstructed drawing of Viking town of Dublin (c1000) at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland.


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