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 between 10.00 and 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.

Chesterfield Avenue Partial Closure at Weekends. For further information click here.

 

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Curated by Mark St. John Ellis of nagGallery The descriptive title of the new Weaving Paintings by Kohei Nakata describe the action of painting lines in pearl acrylic that appear to weave between each other.[...]
Farmleigh Gallery
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
The Art festival comes to Farmleigh. Come and watch the numerous artists create their works in the beautiful surroundings of Farmleigh. Watch as magnificent pieces come to life. Pieces are available to the public to[...]
Farmleigh Estate
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
The Office of Public Works are delighted to present the return of The Big Brick Experience for the third year running, this time at the fabulous Farmleigh House in Dublin. The Exhibition showcases the best[...]
Cowshed Gallery
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Weather permitting for an outdoor ramble, Karen O’Connor leads this children’s art trail from The Old Kitchen and out through the grounds of Farmleigh, discovering in its walled gardens and majestic, tree-filled parkland, a rich[...]
kitchen Cabinet
3:00 pm
BORDER CROSSINGS #1 – THREE POETS FROM DUBLIN: NOEL DUFFY, CHIAMAKA ENYI-AMADI & RACHEAL HEGARTY Noel Duffy was born in Dublin. He co-edited (with Theo Dorgan) the anthology ‘Watching the River Flow: A Century in[...]
Farmleigh House
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Saturday 13th July 2019 | 3pm | The Old Kitchen | Free, but ticketed LARA MARLOWE – ‘MY FRANCE’ The Irish Times’ correspondent in France was a child in California when her mother brought home[...]
Farmleigh House

The Farmleigh Blog

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

Behind the Scenes

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