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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.

*Farmleigh House is closed for tours from January until mid-March 2018. 

The Farmleigh Blog

Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.

Documentary on Newstalk: Keeping Time

  As part of the Spring Season of Documentary on Newstalk, producer Patricia Baker tells the story of Ireland’s unique way of dealing with time, as she explores the rich and diverse history of Ireland’s clocks and watches, that have been keeping time for us for...

Writer-in-Residence 2017

  Farmleigh are delighted to announce that their Writer in Residence for 2017 is Mia Gallagher. Based in Dublin, Ireland, she is the author of two widely acclaimed novels: HellFire (Penguin Ireland, 2006) which received the Irish Tatler Literature Award (2007), and...

The Grove of Nations Park

Representatives from the Diplomatic Corps today, 19th June, attended a tree-planting ceremony to launch the Grove of Nations at Farmleigh House. The Park is an intiative for the Embassies of Ireland to come together and plant trees in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate...


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.