Rathfarnham Castle

Rathfarnham Castle is situated in the village of Rathfarnham 3 miles south of Dublin. The castle is a large white four storey Georgian house consisting of a square house with towers at each corner, it is set in formal gardens and on part of the estate visitors can see a Roman Triumphal Arch used as the grand entrance.

Legend has it that the ghost of a woman haunts the ballroom. Two suitors decided to incarcerate their loved one behind the ballroom’s wooden panelling, the winner of the duel for her affection would set her free. Unfortunately both of them died and so she remained there for 130 years.

The castle is undergoing a huge refurbishment programme but remains open to the public where visitors are able to witness conservation in action.