Welcome to Farmleigh

Farmleigh House will be closed for tours from January and reopen on March 14th for the 2019 season. The gardens, grounds and Boathouse Restaurant will remain open.
*Please note that the Walled Garden is temporarily closed while tree maintenance takes place.

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 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 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.


The Farmleigh Blog

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Behind the Scenes

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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.