Dublin Castle was founded on the site of a Viking settlement as a medieval fortress on the orders of King John of England in 1204 and until 1922 it was the seat of English and later British rule in Ireland. On 16 January 1922, the last ever Viceroy of Ireland handed Dublin Castle over to the government of the newly independent Irish state. The end of the British presence had come about in the wake of the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Irish War of Independence.
Today Dublin castle is open to the public, except during certain state functions. The castle complex also hosts the Chester Beatty Library, in a purpose-constructed facility, with a café, the Garda Museum, the Treasury Building, the Revenue Museum and arts centre in the Chapel crypt.
Planning your visit to Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle 7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SW)
Dublin City weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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