This site will be open to the public from 19th June 2022 and until 6th November 2022

Welcome to the Casino Marino

For Heritage Week, our 2pm daily guided tours will start at 2.15pm to give enough time to end our special Lunchtime events which run throughout the week at 1pm. See our What’s On / Exhibition Page for full details. The Casino will be closed for the afternoon of the 21st August from 1pm.

The Casino was designed by Sir William Chambers in the late eighteenth-century as a pleasure house for James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont. It is widely acknowledged as the most important example of neoclassical architecture in Ireland. The Casino is operated and managed by the Office of Public Works.

This year the Casino hosts a joint exhibition with Dublin Castle titled For the Love of the Master, 25 artists fascinated by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 – 1778) the Italian architect, antiquarian, etcher, designer and writer, one of the foremost artistic personalities of the 18th century in Rome. During his Grand Tour, James Caufeild, the 1st Earl of Charlemont, travelled to Rome and met with Piranesi whose work he greatly admired and Charlemont became the patron for the first book published by Piranesi called Antichita Romane.

Why not book one of our Heritage Week Lunchtime Events at the Casino, running from Monday 15th August to Sunday 21th August. Each event is free and repeated twice in the week and they are: 1) A Trip Through Time, on Foot – Exploring the landscape of the Casino in Marino, redesign and repurpose on Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th August at 1pm. 2) Fascinated. An Exploration of an Exhibition – For the Love of the Master, on Tuesday 16th and Friday 19th August at 1pm. 3) A Taste of the Past – The lost food of the Casino. An exploration of what an 18th century meal would have been like in the Casino, on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th August at 1pm. 4) And finally we’ll end Heritage week with a nod to Lord Charlemont’s love of culture and art by holding the launch of a new printed journal of poetry, prose and visual art called The Storms on the steps of the Casino, on Sunday 21st August at 3pm.

For full details check out our exhibitions page

Each event will have limited availability due to the size and capacity of the Casino itself. Please book your place either by phone 046 940 7050 or 01 8331618 or by emailing us at

PLEASE NOTE: There are sheer drops around the building at the lions and parapet. Children must be strictly supervised at all times. Access to the building and its interiors are via stairs which may cause problems for those with mobility issues.

Contact us on 046 940 70 50 or email us at


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Award Recognition for our 1916 Commemorative Event!

Award Recognition for our 1916 Commemorative Event!

The Heritage Council's Reaching Out Award was awarded to event organisers on the 22nd of February 2017 to those who reached out to new audiences and helped more people enjoy Heritage Week in 2016. The Casino Marino found a photo in their archives from 1941 of...

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne

We were delighted to host John Sheahan of the Dubliners, together with Gay Byrne, for the first episode this season of The Meaning of Life. It was screened last Sunday, 16th October, but if you missed it you can catch up on the RTE Player by clicking here. The Casino...

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Many thanks to Fortune's Fool Productions for an amazing performance of Measure for Measure in the parkland by the Casino yesterday evening. The area surrounding the Gothic Seat provides a natural ampitheatre and the actors used the surrounding woodland and...