Dublin Branch-Guided Tour

Dublin Branch-Guided Tour


Dublin Branch RMA - TUI

To RMATUI Colleagues

Our July outing will take us northside for a guided tour of The Casino in Marino, an architectural masterpiece with a rich and interesting history.


Guided Tour of Casino Marino

Tuesday 25th July

Meet-Up at 10.45am

Tour Duration - 90 minutes max

Admission €4.00

Booking Information

Please indicate If you wish to attend by email or text to Eamonn asap , and before Friday 21st July at the latest. Receipt of your booking will be confirmed. It is understood that late cancellations are sometimes unavoidable. You are very welcome to invite a companion.

Thanks to committee member, Loraine Lawlor for helping to arrange this outing.

Looking forward to meeting the regulars and new faces, particularly from the NORTHSIDE.

The Casino is accessed via a number of steps and staircases. Those wishing to avoid stairs are welcome to visit only the main floor for ease of access.

For refreshments there is a well-stocked food and drinks truck on site.

Eamonn Kerrigan-

Br. Joint Secretary

Mob. 086 7803323


A little about the Casino & the Tour

The Casino in Marino was designed by Sir William Chambers, for James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemont with parties and entertainment in mind. It was completed in the 1770s and is now the only surviving building of the grand Marino Estate. The building retains a wealth of ornamental detail, and its classical features create a strong air of stately elegance and order.

While walking through the various rooms the tour guide will talk about the lives, loves and losses of James Caulfield and his family, and will acquaint you with architect William Chambers, Architect to King George III. From the outside the building has the appearance of a single roomed structure but contains 16 rooms over three floors, which provokes a natural curiosity about it. Chambers included many ingenious architectural elements throughout the building to simplify the design and make the building more functional.

The guided tour is essential to make the most of the visit and learn how the building was conceived.

The Casino has a specific link to Dublin’s revolutionary past. The first two Thompson machine guns in Ireland were demonstrated in the tunnels attached to the Casino, by Michael Collins and two Irish Americans, to members of ‘the squad’.

How to get there:

 By Car: Eircode D03 HH70 – Parking on site.

The Casino is accessed from the Malahide Road. Coming from Dublin, after junction with Griffith Avenue.

Buses serving the area are numbers 14, 15, 27, 27A, 27B, 42, 43 from Connolly Station or Eden Quay or Talbot Street and 123 from O’Connell Street. Check the Dublin Bus website for up to date schedules. The nearest stop to the Casino is Nazareth House.


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