Recently, in North Dublin, the casino at Marino was reopened after a break of two-years because of remedial and conservation work. The casino is both a national monument and a protected structure. It can be assumed that it was never a gambling den. Now, the OPW (Office of Public Works) is allowing free admissions and tours of the casino.
In 1759, William Chambers designed this casino which is also known as a small house. This place was designed as a pleasure house for James Caulfield, who was the first Earl of Charlemont. According to the OPW, they wanted to recreate an Italian paradise in Dublin that would be represented well in neo-classic architecture. First, in 1984, the casino was reopened to the public.
In the reopening ceremony of the casino, Kelvin ‘Boxer’ Moran, the Minister of the State for the OPW said that they are confident of the conservation and repair work. They ensure that the craftsmanship will endure and thrive. Now, they are reopening the casino for the public.
OPW said that casino is honored internationally and it is also important for the local community in North Dublin.
The casino at Marino will throw a series of cultural events as well as activities in the next two months of this year. On September 20, 2019, there will be a culture night at the casino when the building will open at 8 PM. From October 11, 2019, to October 13, 2019, the building will be an open house Dublin from 10 AM to 5 PM. On October 31, 2019, there will be Halloween when there are public tours with themes.
The casino will remain open for the public until November 27, 2019, and also from March 2020 to October 2020. The admissions to the casino are free for the public.