Farmleigh Estate is open. Please note that the house and public toilets are closed until further notice. Please observe the Covid 19 social distancing guidelines.
Welcome to Farmleigh
A historic house holding important collections, an art gallery, a working farm, and the official Irish State guest house, Farmleigh 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 Estate that takes you from the eighteenth century, when building commenced, right up to the present day.
Daily walking tours of the grounds are available from Monday to Sunday between 10.30 am and 5.30 pm with the last tour at 4.30 pm.
Farmleigh Outdoor Guided Tour Charges:
Senior (60+): €4.00
Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €3.00
Child under 12: Free
Family (Two adults, max five children): €13.00
*Please note that there is no ATM at Farmleigh.
Check out the full calendar of events here.
Ceramics Ireland is delighted to present Land/Marks the fourth in its triennial exhibition series. Continuing the ethos of celebrating the diverse range and breadth of contemporary ceramic work being created by makers of and from Ireland. Land/Marks will feature works that explore and challenge the material clay, investigating its malleability and pushing its boundaries.
This will be evident through a variety of sculptural forms, functional vessels and installation-based works. The independent expert panel of three selected 42 makers for this edition of the triennial series, which will celebrate the craftsmanship and skills of these contemporary practitioners. The selected group includes new makers some at the beginning of their creative journeys – Antonio J. Lopez, Simon Kidd, Sarah Roseingrave alongside more established makers – Sara Flynn, Mark Campden and Isobel Egan.
15 August – 31 October 2020
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 10am -1pm, 2pm – 5pm
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The Farmleigh Blog
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.
Connect Through Culture Exploring Farmleigh Archives by Emer Ingoldsby and Maria O'Hanlon, Office of Public Works. For Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2020, Farmleigh Tour Guides present a video from Farmleigh Library looking at what it says in the papers on Friday...
by Aisling Randles, Office of Public Works, Farmleigh. Castle, monastery and city gates had existed for centuries, but the small lodge at the entrance to the country mansion was an eighteenth and nineteenth century phenomenon. The gates with their lodges were built to...
by Margaret Soden, Office Of Public Works Black and white illustration depicting a maid and lady of the house in The Lady of the House, 1901. By kind permission of Dublin City Library and Archives Failure to provide a definitive response! A visit to Farmleigh House is...