Lambay Castle

When Cecil Baring and his new wife decided to turn their backs upon society they chose Lambay, a small island in the Irish Sea less than three miles off the coast of north County Dublin. The couple engaged the fashionable architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who transformed a small ruined fort “into a romantic castle” and placed it in the centre of a majestic circular enclosure beneath a canopy of sycamore trees. The result is one of Ireland’s few important Edwardian country houses and the only remaining Irish house entirely designed by Lutyens.

Address & Contact

Lambay Castle, Lambay Island, Rush, Dublin


Available as a Film Location

Houses and Garden

Groups by Arrangement

Culture and Education

Educational Visits

Accommodation and Short Breaks

Holiday Cottages


Meetings or receptions

Opening Details

Access to Lambay Island is by prearranged ferry from Rush.

All tours are based on a group of 12 (the complement of one boat). 

Lambay Castle and the White House are also available for rent.

And the whole island can be rented as a single unit. 

All booking arrangements must be made well in advance. 


Forage and Feast on Lambay Island