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, 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.

In light of the hosepipe ban currently in place, the gardens and parkland in Farmleigh are being sustainably maintained by local river water.

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
12:00 am
Look Beyond is an exhibition of photographs taken by a group of 16 people who have experienced what it is like to live with mental health difficulties. Look Beyond was organised by See Change, the[...]
Farmleigh Cowshed
Jul 28 @ 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 musically illustrated talk by the renowned uilleann piper Ronan Browne, in conjunction with the ‘Face to Face’ exhibition
Farmleigh Gallery
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Farmleigh is delighted to present an afternoon with the Blanchardstown Brass Band. Come and enjoy music from one of Ireland’s oldest brass bands, who have been performing at events and venues around Dublin and beyond for[...]
Farmleigh Estate
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Come visit and experience the ambience of the Farmers’ Market on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th August. Located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products by[...]
Farmleigh Farmyard
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
The Farmleigh Plant Fair takes place on the beautiful grounds of the estate. A wide variety of specialist growers from all over Ireland will have an extensive range of special and exotic plants for sale.Visit[...]
Farmleigh Paddocks
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Come visit and experience the ambience of the Farmers’ Market on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th August. Located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products by[...]
Farmleigh Farmyard
Aug 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:20 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

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.