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Covid-19

Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

Fingal County Council's public offices are now closed to the general public.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at www.fingal.ie

Full details can be found here.

 

Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

Howth Castle

Howth Castle, home of the Gaisford-St Lawrence family for 800 years, is open to the public for Guided Tours on Sundays during June, July and August and on Saturdays in July. Guided public tours will include the formal rooms in the Castle. Tickets are €20 with discounts for families and the unwaged.

Howth Castle was originally built on its present site in 1235 and elements of the Castle date back to 1425, including the tower in the front courtyard. Originally the residence of the Earls of Howth, today it is the family home of the Gaisford St Lawrences’, as it has been in the same family throughout its long history it provides an excellent example of how historic houses evolved in Ireland over the centuries.

Julian Gaisford St Lawrence at the launch of the Guided Tours said “We are delighted to welcome visitors to the Castle for Guided Tours, we understand that there is a lot of interest in Howth Castle as it one of the oldest residential Castles in Ireland and we are offering a tour which will provide an insight into the Castle and its residents over the centuries.”

Visitors will be guided through the formal rooms which have welcomed guests such as Queen Victoria and Bing Crosby, the tour will also include stories of Grace O Malley’s visit and the mighty Sword of Howth.

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