Welcome to the Casino Marino
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.
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 01 833 16 18 or email us at Casino.Marino@opw.ie
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In 1746, James Caulfield aged 17, already named Lord Charlemont, set off on a Grand Tour with tutor, companion and apparent alchemist Edward Murphy whose intention was to turn the wild-child into a learned man along the course of the next nine years in England, The...
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...
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...