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Casino Marino Dublins Architectural Treasure

Casino Marino Architectural Treasure in Dublin

History & Politics

An Architectural Masterpiece in Ireland's Capital


Casino Marino is one of Dublin’s well kept secrets – a remarkable architectural accomplishment. The Casino was designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemont, who named his estate after his favourite city in Italy - Marino.


It is one of the finest 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe. While the Casino, meaning “small house”, looks like a one-room Roman temple from the outside, it surprisingly contains 16 finely decorated rooms on three floors, endlessly rich in subtlety and design. The architectural tricks include faux windows, jib doors, hollow columns and disguised chimneys.


Re-opened to the public in 1994, the Casino is a unique building – both in terms of structure and history. Discover the secrets of this remarkable building – a visit to The Casino will reveal the many clever architectural illusions created by its architect and builder.


Please note that Casino Marino is currently closed for maintenance until further notice.

Photo Gallery
Casino Marino Room on the Interior
View of Casino Marino at Night illuminated from the floor
Useful Information
Opening Hours

March – May & October

10.00-17.00 (last admission: 16.15)


June – September           

10.00 – 18.00 (last admission: 17.15)


Notes for Group Leaders

Please be advised that the Casino Marino is about a half-hour drive from the city centre. We recommend you either take the public bus routes 14/15/27 to get there, or let us book a private coach transfer for your group - contact us for details.


Please note that Casino Marino is currently closed for maintenance until further notice.

Duration of Tour

Access to the Casino is by guided tour only, lasting approximately 60 minutes



Cherrymount Crescent, off the Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin 3, Ireland

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