PLEASE NOTE: Farmleigh House will be closed on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of September, due to State business. Farmleigh Estate and Boathouse Cafe will open as usual. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Welcome to Farmleigh

A historic house holding important collections, an art gallery, a working farm, and the official Irish State guest house, Farmleigh House and Estate is open seven days a week. An estate of seventy-eight acres situated to the north-west of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Farmleigh provides accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation. As a historic house, Farmleigh remains a unique representation of its heyday, the Edwardian period, and houses important artworks and furnishings, as well as the Benjamin Iveagh collection of rare books, bindings, and manuscripts which is held in the Library. The extensive pleasure grounds feature walled and sunken gardens, and scenic lakeside walks.

The Estate also boasts a working farm with a herd of Kerry Black cows. Farmleigh is managed by the Office of Public Works. Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a tour of Farmleigh House that takes you from the eighteenth century, when building commenced, right up to the present day.

Access to the House is by guided tour. Tours are available from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 and 17.30 with the last entry at 16.30.

Guided Tour Admissions Charges:
Adult: €8.00
Senior (60+): €6.00
Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €4.00
Child under 12: Free
Family (Two adults, max five children): €20.00

For enquiries or for group/school bookings (more than 12 people), please call 01 8155914 or email farmleighguides@opw.ie. For more information on tours please click here.

*Please note that there is no ATM at Farmleigh.

Chesterfield Avenue Partial Closure at Weekends. For further information click here.

 

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am
10:00 am
Composition Masterclasses at Farmleigh with guitarist/composer Dave Flynn and harpist Cliona Doris in October and November 2019 Farmleigh has been developing its Writer-in-Residence programme since 2006, offering Irish artists the opportunity to develop their artform[...]
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
  Saturday 5th October 2019 | 3pm | The Old Kitchen | €10 / €30 family ticket (4)   POETRY IRELAND PRESENTS BRIGHT STARS – CIARÁN O’ROURKE, RÓISÍN KELLY, ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN, PAUL McCARRICK &[...]
Old Kitchen
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Experience the ambiance of the Food and Craft Market, which is located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products. Come try the delightful treats, award[...]
Farmleigh Farmyard
3:00 pm
IRELAND’S CHOICE FOR EUROPE – a talk by PROFESSOR BRIGID LAFFAN Since Brigid Laffan began work at the European University Institute (EUI) in 2013, she has lived in the hills outside Florence near the village[...]
Farmleigh Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Saturday 19th October 2019 | 3pm | Farmleigh Ballroom | €15 / €50 family ticket (4) ‘LOCO POR LORCA’ featuring poets THEO DORGAN and KEITH PAYNE with musicians CORMAC JUAN BREATNACH (whistles), JAIME MUÑOZ (diatonic[...]
Ballroom
3:00 pm
Saturday 26th October 2019 | 3pm | Farmleigh Ballroom | €15; €50 family ticket (4) THE ESPOSITO QUARTET with REDMOND O’TOOLE (8-string Brahms guitar) The Esposito Quartet comprises four of our most distinguished musicians with[...]
Ballroom
3:00 pm
  Saturday 2nd November 2019 | 3pm | The Old Kitchen | €10 / €30 family ticket (4) THE IRISH GOTHIC featuring DR. JARLATH KILLEEN, DR. KATIE MISHLER & musicians. Presented by CULTURE VULTURES Halloween[...]
Old Kitchen
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Experience the ambiance of the Food and Craft Market, which is located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products. Come try the delightful treats, award[...]
Farmleigh Farmyard

The Farmleigh Blog

Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.

Dr. Dave Flynn, Composer, Writer-in-Residence

Dr. Dave Flynn, Composer, Writer-in-Residence

OPW and Farmleigh are delighted to welcome - for the first time under its Writer-in-Residence programme - a contemporary composer from Ireland, Dave Flynn. We are looking forward to a truly imaginative residency which will give Dave a wonderful opportunity to explore...