Please note that the house, gallery and public toilets are closed until further notice. (Portaloos available.) 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.

Farmleigh Outdoor Guided Tour Charges:
Adult: €5.00
Senior (60+): €4.00
Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €3.00
Child under 12: Free
Family (Two adults, max five children): €13.00

For more information on tours please click here. For enquiries, please call 01 8155914 or email

*Please note that there is no ATM at Farmleigh.

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

Land/Marks @ Farmleigh Gallery
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
Land/Marks @ Farmleigh Gallery

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

Dublin Book Festival @ Online
Oct 4 – Dec 6 all-day

Dublin Book Festival is taking place online this year and we at Farmleigh are delighted to be hosting. The Dublin Book Festival was established in 2006 by Publishing Ireland to celebrate all that is best in Irish writing and publishing.

Taking place in November, the festival programmes events in venues throughout the city of Dublin, including Dublin City Libraries, National Library of Ireland, Irish Writers Centre, The Gutter Bookshop, Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, The National Botanic Gardens, Dublin Port, EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum, Fighting Words and many more locations. The diverse programme covers everything from poetry to science, history to poetry, comedy, literary fiction and a full family and schools’ programme.

There is a programme of over 40 online events for you to choose from. The 2020 Programme of Events features a DBF Autumn series, a selection of events which will be streamed on a weekly basis ahead of the festival season. The Main Programme and Children’s & Family Programme will begin on 27th November. Most events are free but require registration. Keep an eye out for Farmleigh’s exquisite interiors and some special guests.

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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.

Open House Dublin

Open House Dublin

Open House Dublin 2020 was celebrated online this year! As Covid 19 restrictions prevented any public tours entering Farmleigh House, Farmleigh Guides invite you to join them on a virtual visit for views and history of Farmleigh Clock Tower. This video highlights...

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2020

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2020

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...

Discover the History of the Gate Lodge

Discover the History of the Gate Lodge

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...