The Casino at Marino is a small summer or pleasure house, located in Marino, Dublin, Ireland. Sometimes erroneously described as a folly, it was designed by Scottish architect William Chambers for James Caulfeild, the 1st Earl of Charlemont, starting in the late 1750s and finishing around 1775. It is a good example of Neo-Classical architecture, situated in the gardens of Marino House. Although proud of the design, Chambers was never able to visit the completed building, as he was constantly employed in England.
The name 'Casino' is the diminutive form of the 18th-century Italian word 'Casa' meaning 'House', thus 'Little House', and is not used in the modern sense of "gambling establishment". After his 9-year Grand Tour of Italy and Greece, Caulfield was taken with all things Italian, and decided to add a 'little house' to his estate, which he had already named after the town of Marino in Lazio.
George Lerma | Feb 8, 2018
Great architectural example of a folly. Currently being renovated so can't go inside at this time. The grounds provide a nice place to bring your dog. They do lock the gate at 7pm sharp.
Daniel Rosiakowski | Feb 28, 2018
Unfortunate building its close and nobody know when will be reopened. From outside really impressed.
daniel r in dublin | Jan 26, 2018
Place is beautifu from outside. I have no idea how it looks inside because building its close for one year for some construction work.
Melissa Meloni | Feb 3, 2018
Fun family trip with lots of historical facts and architecture x
mary lawlor | Oct 31, 2016
What a gem of a place. I studied this place for Art History over 28yrs ago in my Leaving Certificate, only getting to see it now. Absolutely blown away by it and it's importance in 18th century architecture in Ireland . Do not overlook this place if you can the tour guides are brilliant and very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be back next year.
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