Welcome to Farmleigh

Farmleigh Estate will be closed on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September for Official State Business.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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. 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.

In light of the hosepipe ban currently in place, the gardens and parkland in Farmleigh are being sustainably maintained by local river water.

Access to the House is by guided tour, and includes selected rooms on the ground floor. Tours are available from Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.30 with the last entry at 16.30.

Guided Tour Admissions Charges 2018:
Adult: €8.00
Senior (60+)/Group (20+ Adults/Seniors): €6.00
Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €4.00
Child under 12: Free
Family (Two adults, max five children): €20.00

For more information on tours please click here.

What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

12:00 am
Please note that Farmleigh Estate will be closed on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September for Official State Business. The 164th annual exhibition of the Water Colour Society of Ireland goes on show to the[...]
Farmleigh Cowshed
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Farmleigh is delighted to present an afternoon with the Ardee Concert Band. Come and enjoy music from the Ardee Concert Band, which has a long and illustrious history spanning 150 years, making it the third oldest[...]
Farmleigh Estate
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Come visit and experience the ambiance of the Farmers’ Market on Sunday the 7th of October. Located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products by artisans[...]
Farmleigh Farmyard
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
An evening of words and music exploring love in 21st Century Ireland. What has changed for the better in the last two decades, what for the worse? What more needs to be done? And what[...]
Farmleigh Ballroom
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Come visit and experience the ambiance of the Farmers’ Market on Sunday the 4th of November. Located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products by artisans[...]
Farmleigh Farmyard

The Farmleigh Blog

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

Behind the Scenes

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 the overall theatrical vision. How do they do...

2018 Farmleigh Writer-in-Residence

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Writer-in-Residence is Philip St John. Philip St John is a writer of fiction and drama. His first play Maxine (2011), won the International Playwright Forum Award, and was performed in the Philippines. The Sylvia (2013) was...

Enjoy Springtime in the Walled Garden at Farmleigh

Farmleigh Estate and Gardens are open every day throughout the year from 10am until 5pm. The Walled Garden covers about four acres and is sloped ideally towards the south. A fine pair of highly decorative wrought iron gates lead into a diagonal walk with double...

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.