The Casino was designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfeild, first Earl of Charlemont. It is one of the finest eighteenth-century neoclassical buildings in Europe. The Casino, meaning “small house”, surprisingly contains sixteen finely decorated rooms, endlessly rich in subtlety and design. It is a remarkable building – both in terms of structure and history.
The Casino is located at Marino, just off the Malahide Road and only three miles north of the centre of Dublin.
Bus Routes (nearest stop to the Casino is Nazareth House):
From Connolly Station – 14, 27, 27A, 27B, 42, 43 and 128
Abbey St Lower: 42, 43
Eden Quay: 14, 27, 27A, 27B, 128
O’Connell Street: 123 to Griffith Avenue terminus
Dart stop: Clontarf (25 minute walk to Casino)
Access by guided tour only, duration 45 minutes; tours are on the hour, every hour from 10am. No photography or video allowed. Tours are suspended from time to time in order to accommodate Civil Ceremonies.
Toilets and car/coach park.
The interior is accessed by a stairway. Parents and guardians must strictly supervise children at this site. There is a steep drop at the top of the steps of the monument.