Clontarf Castle Hotel
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Bailey Lighthouse Howth Head
National Museum of Ireland
Samuel Beckett Bridge

Welcome to Clontarf Castle

Clontarf Castle is the perfect place from which to experience Ireland’s vibrant capital city at its best. Located just 10 minutes from Dublin City Centre with all of its world-class attractions from Guinness Storehouse to Trinity College and the Book of Kells, we are also a short 5 minute walk from beautiful Dublin Bay with its stunning beaches and nature reserves & the pretty heritage coastal towns of Clontarf, Howth and Malahide are all nearby.

Dating back to 1172, Clontarf Castle has a rich and varied history. From Brian Boru & the epic battle of Clontarf to the mysterious monastic order, The Knights Templar and from the Vernon Family, the castles longest serving residents to George Frideric Handel who resided at the castle when premiering his most famous work Messiah. Clontarf Castle has seen generations of celebrations played out within these historic walls, a building where the old enriches the news, a place where every experience is a memory in the making....

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Attractions & Things to Do

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The home of the world famous “Black Stuff” started its journey in St James’s Gate at the heart of old Dublin, where an enterprising brewer by the name of Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000-year lease on the brewery here for an annual rent of £45. Today it’s Ireland’s number one visitor attraction and a must see.


Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Explore the medieval crypt, the largest in Ireland, and the earliest surviving structure in the city.


The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson.

After immersing yourself in Trinity College, visit the Book of Kells exhibit in the grounds,one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage dating back to the ninth century Once you reach the actual book, take as long as you’d like to look over its pages.


Along a stretch of the Dublin Bay coastline lies the award-winning heritage town of Malahide. Visit Malahide Castle, the marina, world-class pubs, cafes and restaurants with scenic, sandy beach views.


The stunning fishing village of Howth is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll. Fishing boats and yachts grace the marina while birds and sea life entertain as you look out to the Irish Sea. Take a hike up Howth Head Walk and reward yourself with the catch of the day at one of the many seafront restaurants.

Exploring Dublin


Dublin Bus No. 130 starts at Clontarf Castle Hotel and finishes in City Centre at Lower Abbey Street. This follows the exact opposite route on return. This bus comes approximately by every 10 minutes during the weekdays and every 20 minutes at the weekends.

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Clontarf Castle Hotel is conveniently located close to the DART stations at Killester & Clontarf Road. These are both approximately 10-15 minute walks from the castle and travel to various locations, including Dublin city centre.

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Clontarf Castle has collaboration with a local taxi company that provides us with a 24 hours taxi call out service. Whenever you need a taxi while in the hotel, kindly call the Reception/Concierge with a 10 minute notice and it shall be organised for you. The approximate fare from Dublin Airport to Clontarf Castle Hotel in a taxi is €25 - €30.


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