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 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
3:00 pm
Saturday 24th August 2019 | 3pm | Farmleigh Ballroom | €15 / €50 family ticket (4) THE PIPER AND THE FAIRY QUEEN – CAMERATA KILKENNY with DAVID POWER (uilleann pipes) Internationally acclaimed early music ensemble[...]
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Join us for Music in the Bandstand on Sunday afternoons on the back lawn at Farmleigh Gardens! Come along to Farmleigh Estate on Sunday afternoons, to sit back and enjoy lively music from every era[...]
Farmleigh Pleasure Grounds
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Join the gardeners on Friday afternoons in August for their insights and information about the gardens and plants at Farmleigh! August 2nd, Farmleigh Gardening Team, 2pm. August 9th, Marie Staunton, 2pm. August 16th, Christopher Heavey,[...]
Farmleigh Walled Garden
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK / ‘MAHATMA’ – a bilingual photo-haiku project, in Irish and English   Poet and haikuist Gabriel Rosenstock has created a visual presentation of a forthcoming book to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the[...]
Farmleigh House
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
India Day in Ireland started in 2015 to commemorate the Indian Independence Day. It has since grown into the largest Irish-Indian celebration in Ireland. India Day celebration plays an important role in bringing all Indian[...]
Farmleigh Estate

The Farmleigh Blog

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

Dr. Dave Flynn, Composer, Writer-in-Residence

Dr. Dave Flynn, Composer, Writer-in-Residence

OPW and Farmleigh are delighted to welcome - for the first time under its Writer-in-Residence programme - a contemporary composer from Ireland, Dave Flynn. We are looking forward to a truly imaginative residency which will give Dave a wonderful opportunity to explore...