Casino Marino Wiki

Casino Marino

The Casino (meaning “small house”) 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.

One of only a handful of buildings in Ireland designed by Chambers, the most celebrated architect of his time, the Casino is full of architectural tricks, devices, and secrets. Although it looks like a one-room Greek temple from the outside, there are actually three floors and sixteen finely decorated rooms hidden inside.

The Casino is the last remaining building of Lord Charlemont’s once-spectacular demesne at Marino in Dublin which, until the late nineteenth century, extended from modern-day Collins Avenue south to Marino Mart in Fairview. The story of the demesne and the Casino itself is told through maps, models, images, and letters on display throughout the building.

Opening Hours:
The Casino is open from 17th March to 6th November.
The parkland around the Casino is open 7am to 6.45pm.
Access to the building by guided tour only, tours at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
Maximum capacity per tour is 25.
School or larger group tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
No online booking, call or email for booking enquiries.

Contact & Pricing:
Tel: 01 833 1618
Casino Marino, Cherrymount Crescent, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin 3.
Adults €5; concessions