Welcome to Farmleigh

Farmleigh House will be closed for Government Business on Friday 20th April. The grounds and Boathouse restaurant remain open.

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, all year round.

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, and includes selected rooms on the ground floor and first floor. Tours are available from Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.30 with the last entry at 16.30.

Guided Tour Admissions Charges 2018:
Adult: €8.00
Senior (60+)/Group (20+ Adults/Seniors): €6.00
Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €4.00
Child under 12: Free
Family (Two adults, max five children): €20.00

For more information on tours please click here.

 

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

Dec 1 2017 – Apr 29 2018 all-day
12:00 am
A touring exhibition of fashion from Japan and Ireland produced by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Hi! Fashion presents womenswear garments and accessories, which explore visual correlations and contrasts between the two islands over the last 60 years.[...]
Farmleigh Gallery
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join members of Dublin’s Japanese community and Dublin based groups interested in Japanese culture to celebrate a Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Festival. Hanami is an annual event in Japan where friends and family come together for[...]
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12:00 am
The OPW is delighted to present an exhibition from Dublin artist Colm MacAthlaoich Elsewhere, To Be Found alludes to the sense of place and thought process when producing work.  MacAthlaoich recalls memories and references imagery[...]
Farmleigh Cowshed
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Come visit and experience the ambience of the Farmers’ Market for the May Bank Holiday weekend. Located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products by artisans[...]
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May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Come visit and experience the ambience of the Farmers’ Market for the May Bank Holiday weekend. Located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products by artisans[...]
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May 13 @ 4:30 am – 6:00 am
4:30 am
Farmleigh, in association with the Tolka branch of Birdwatch Ireland, is delighted to take part in National Dawn Chorus Day. This is a free guided walk of the estate and experts will be on hand[...]
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May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
Supported by OPW, Fingal County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland, The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ireland and the Educational and Cultural Centre at the Russian Orthodox Church in Ireland, the 2018 Castleknock[...]
Farmleigh Ballroom
May 16 – May 19 all-day
12:00 am
Ballyfermot College of Further Education present the Graduate Design Exhibition Nib and Thread This exhibition profiles the work of graduates from Ballyfermot’s Higher National Diploma in Illustration, Textile Art and Graphics. Students investigate art and design[...]
Farmleigh Cowshed

The Farmleigh Blog

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

2018 Farmleigh Writer-in-Residence

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Writer-in-Residence is Philip St John. Philip St John is a writer of fiction and drama. His first play Maxine (2011), won the International Playwright Forum Award, and was performed in the Philippines. The Sylvia (2013) was...

Enjoy Springtime in the Walled Garden at Farmleigh

Farmleigh Estate and Gardens are open every day throughout the year from 10am until 5pm. The Walled Garden covers about four acres and is sloped ideally towards the south. A fine pair of highly decorative wrought iron gates lead into a diagonal walk with double...

Hi Fashion! at Farmleigh Gallery

Hi! Fashion 1 December 2017 to 29 April 2018 Come and see garments from the collections of Issey Miyake, John Rocha, Noritaka Tatehana and Úna Burke, to name a few! A touring exhibition of fashion from Japan and Ireland produced by the Design & Crafts Council of...

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Driving directions are a little different from what Google Maps usually suggest – please click here for full instructions on how to approach the house and park.