Getting to BIG HOUSE
BIG HOUSE is being held at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare,
Depending on where you are travelling from there are a number of options for getting here.
Dublin Bus (Dublin Bus is the transport partner for BIG HOUSE Festival)
The Celbridge Village/Avenue entrance to Castletown House is directly at the end of the village main street. There are two bus stops on the main street for the 67 Dublin Bus Route in either direction (To Dublin City Centre, or to Maynooth Bus Terminal).
This bus leaves from Dublin city centre (Merrion Square), and the Maynooth Bus Terminal, this bus also serves Lucan (via the village). Please see Dublin Bus for timetables and fare information.
The bus will leave you on the main street of Celbridge Village, and it is just a 10-minute walk up the avenue within the parklands of Castletown House to the festival campus.
Bus Éireann operates two routes servicing Celbridge please see Bus Éireann for more information, timetables and fares.
Dublin (Busáras and Connolly LUAS stop), Lucan (Spa Hotel), Celbridge, Straffan, Clane, Prosperous, Coill Dubh, Allenwood, Derrinturn, Edenderry, Rhode, Croghan, Daingean, Ballinagar and Tullamore.
Dublin (Busáras and Connolly LUAS stop), Celbridge, Straffan, Clane (Esso Station), Prosperous, Sallins (Bambury’s), Naas (Spar), Robertstown, Kilmeague, Allen, Milltown and Newbridge.
Hazelhatch is the closest train station for Celbridge. From Dublin city centre, all trains depart from Heuston station. Some commuter service trains also serve Hazelhatch from Park West and Cherry Orchard, Clondalkin Fonthill and Adamstown, Kildare Town, Newbridge and Sallins.
The station is a little out of the town but a private feeder bus service operates to the village for some trains (be sure to check this before you travel). Please see Irish Rail for train times and feeder bus information.
Alternatively a taxi from the station to the village entrance should cost around €5 depending on car size and occupancy. It is just a 10-minute walk up the avenue within the parklands of Castletown House to the festival campus.
You may also get the train to Leixlip (Louisa Bridge) which is serviced by Dublin Pearse to Maynooth / Longford routes. There is no Dublin Bus route in operation between Leixlip and Celbridge. Please see Irish Rail for train times.
Or to Maynooth which is serviced by the Maynooth to Dublin Pearse and Dublin to Sligo Routes. Maynooth is also served by the 67 route, Please see Dublin Bus for timetable and fare information. Please see Irish Rail for train times.
If you are planning on cycling to the festival please be aware that bike parking on the festival site is limited.
It is just a 10-minute walk from the village up the avenue to the festival campus. The walk will bring you along the avenue within the parklands of Castletown House to the festival campus.
From Dublin: Celbridge is just 20km from Dublin City Centre (approx. 20 min drive).
Driving on the N4, take Exit 6 off the N4/M4 Sligo Road (R449 Celbridge West/Leixlip West Exit), stay in the left hand lane and turn onto the slip road where after approximately 100 metres you will see the entrance to Castletown House.
BIG HOUSE Festival is approximately 10 minutes from Leixlip, 10 minutes from Maynooth, 2 hours from Galway and Belfast and 2 and half hours from Cork. Exit 6 on M4 / N4.
GPS/SAT NAV Location: Latitude 53.355 and Longitude 6.53