Kildare strollers meet Castletown House snowman

March opening date for historic house and demesne

Henry Bauress

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Kildare strollers meet Castletown House snowman

Aida Best and Florence Mulcahy meet guardian of Castletown

The falling of snow always attracts walkers to one of Kildare and Ireland’s famous parklands, Castletown House and Demesne.

Photographed (l to r)  after meeting a snowman are Aida Best and Florence Mulcahy from Celbridge.

Castletown House will reopen for the 2018 season on March 16.  Tickets can be purchased on site at the visitor reception desk in the main house.

The grounds are open all year round, and are free to enter and explore.

A number of events are planned this month.

Castletown will celebrate National Tree Week with a  guided walk of the parklands by Head Gardener, Rory Finnegan on March 11 (14.00-15.00). No booking is necessary. The group will meet at the front steps of the house.

On March 17, Jerry O’Reilly will be Fear and Ti for a St Patrick’s Day Ceili at the Stable Wing (13.00-15.00) and on March 22, the Red Embers Theatre Company will perform The 39 Steps at the Hunting Room stable (20.00-22.00).

There are also performance of this on Friday, March 23 (20.00-22.00) and Saturday, March 24 (15.00-17.00) and 20.00-22).