The Casino Marino is not a gambling institution but an 18th century neo-classical house located just north of the center of Dublin at Marino. The name "Casino" literally translated means 'small house'.
By today's standards, this is not an accurate description of Casino Marino. It contains 16 rooms, spread over three floors, each exquisitely decorated. From the outside however, it looks deceptively small for a mansion. The interior rooms include an entrance hall, master bedroom, library, stateroom, living room and in the basement, a kitchen.
The house was cleverly designed to give the illusion of a small garden house with several architectural features incorporated into the design to minimize the exterior visual appearance of the building.
One of the internal features is the beautifully patterned parquet floors. These are so prized that visitors must take off their outdoor shoes and put on disposable footwear to ensure the floors are not harmed by excessive pedestrian traffic. The plasterwork is also notable.
Its architecture is predominately Neo-Classical and was designed by a Scotsman, Sir William Chambers.
Visitors are not allowed to wander about the property by themselves and must take part in a guided tour which usually takes about one hour. It is open throughout the year except for December and January, with daily tours taking place from 10am to 5pm during the summer months. Times vary at other times of the year.
Once inside, you are not permitted to take any photographs or video. Admission fees vary and concessions do apply. If you have a Dublin Pass, then entry is free. There is no cafés or restaurants on the premises but there are public toilets.
Casino Marino is serviced well by public transport with several buses leaving the city center from Eden Quay, Lower Abbey Street and O'Connell Street. It can also be reached via the DART, getting off at Clontarf Road Station.
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