Welcome to Farmleigh

Farmleigh House will be closed on Wednesday 20th June for State Business.
Farmleigh Estate will close at 2pm on Thursday 21st June and re-open at 12pm on Friday 22nd June.

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.

12:00 am
1st June – 2nd September Farmleigh Gallery, open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am – 5pm (closed from 1pm – 2pm) Over eighty portraits of more than thirty renowned Irish cultural figures, completed over a sixteen-year[...]
Farmleigh Gallery
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
10:30 am
Free admission – Limited places available. Tickets will be available on the day from Farmleigh Gallery and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. 10.30-11.30am – children 5-8years 2.30-3.30pm – children 9-12years Art[...]
Farmleigh Cowshed
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Free admission, but limited places available.  To book a place, please email farmleighevents@opw.ie A talk by the writer and Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole, in conjunction with the ‘Face to Face’ exhibition
Farmleigh Gallery
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Come visit and experience the ambience of the Farmers’ Market on Sunday the 1st of July. Located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products by artisans[...]
Farmleigh Estate
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
10:30 am
Free admission – Limited places available. Tickets will be available on the day from Farmleigh Gallery and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. 10.30-11.30am – children 5-8years 2.30-3.30pm – children 9-12years Art[...]
Farmleigh Cowshed
Jul 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Farmleigh House is delighted to introduce a new programme of special tours, which will focus in greater depth on aspects of Farmleigh’s history, including, the Guinness family, artwork, interiors and gardens. Each tour will explore[...]
Farmleigh House
2:00 pm
Come and enjoy Irish traditional players and singers in Farmleigh Estate.  Paying tribute in music and song to the memory of the late Garech Browne, founder of Claddagh Records and life-long supporter of our traditional[...]
Farmleigh Estate
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy music in the Bandstand with St. James’ Brass & Reed Band  
Farmleigh Estate

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...

Farmleigh

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.