House Tours will be restricted on Saturday 27th April after 1.30pm due to an event taking place in the house. The grounds and Boathouse Cafe will remain open.

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. 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:
Adult: €8.00
Senior (60+): €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.

 

*Please note that there is no ATM at Farmleigh.

 

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
An extensive exhibition of new works by Gabhann Dunne was launched by Una McCarthy, Director of the Limerick City Gallery or Art, and by the journalist and environmental writer Paddy Woodworth in Farmleigh Gallery on Thursday[...]
Farmleigh Gallery
2:00 pm
ALL TICKETS HAVE NOW BEEN ALLOCATED. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW COMPLETELY FULL.  If you have a ticket for this event but cannot attend please email us at farmleighguides@opw.ie or phone 01 8155914[...]
Farmleigh Ballroom
3:00 pm
Celebrate 10 years of Fighting Words! Fighting Words is the creative writing centre established by Roddy Doyle and Seán Love in 2009. Over the past ten years, Fighting Words has offered free creative writing programmes[...]
Kitchen Cabinet Room
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Experience the ambiance of the Food and Craft Market, which is located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products. Come try the delightful treats, award[...]
Farmleigh Farmyard
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Join us this Bank Holiday Sunday for Music in the Bandstand with the Lucan Concert Band from 2pm – 4pm A Bank Holiday Market will take place in the farmyard from 10am – 5pm.
Farmleigh Farmyard
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Experience the ambiance of the Food and Craft Market, which is located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products. Come try the delightful treats, award[...]
Farmleigh Farmyard
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Join us for Music in the Bandstand with the Stedfast Band this Bank Holiday Monday. A bank holiday food and craft market will take place from 10am – 5pm.
Pleasure Grounds
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
PADDY WOODWORTH – NATURE AND CULTURE: MUTUAL DESTRUCTION or MUTUAL PRESERVATION? All human cultures depend on the ‘ecosystem services’ provided by the natural world, from fertile soil and fresh water to pollination and a stable[...]
Kitchen Cabinet Room

The Farmleigh Blog

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

Behind the Scenes

By Writer in Residence 2018, Philip St John Directors amaze me. Once rehearsals start, they not only attend to the needs of the cast, design team and (if he is still alive and struggling with the text) the writer, they must also respond to the evolving complexity 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.