Ardgillan Castle Demesne and Regional Park

Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is set in spectacular parklands overlooking the Irish Sea with a magnificent view of the Mourne Mountains and the north Dublin coastline.

The park covers an area of 200 acres of wild woodland walks, sheltered picnic areas and rolling lawns and meadows.

The park is dominated by Ardgillan Castle which includes a coffee shop and exhibitions. The restored Walled garden includes a herb garden, vegetable potager and extensive ornamental plant collection. Other important attractions include the formal Rose Garden, The National Plant Collection of Shrubby Potentillas with 200 varieties, a large restored Victorian Conservatory and an Herbaceous Border. 
The Castle and Demesne has its own website

Getting There 

The Park is located between Skerries and Balbriggan 
By Car. Signposted from the M1/N1 Dublin-Belfast road to Balbriggan. 
By Bus: Bus 33 from Eden Quay in Dublin city centre.  The bus passes under Ladies Stairs footbridge entrance to the Park.

Opening Hours 

Month From To
January 9 am 5 pm
February 9 am 6 pm 
March  9 am  6 pm 
 April 9 am  8 pm 
 May 9 am   9 pm 
 June 9 am   9 pm 
 July 9 am   9 pm 
 August 9 am   9 pm 
 September 9 am   8 pm 
 October 9 am   7 pm 
 November 9 am   5 pm 


9 am   5 pm

Contact Us

Operations Department,
Balbriggan Swords Operational Area
Telephone (01) 890 5595
Facsimile  (01) 890 5841 
or contact the Castle directly at