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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 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 Estate that takes you from the eighteenth century, when building commenced, right up to the present day.

Daily walking tours of the grounds are available from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 and 17.30 with the last tour at 16.30.

Farmleigh Guided Outdoor Tour Admissions Charges:
Adult: €5.00
Senior (60+): €4.00
Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €3.00
Child under 12: Free
Family (Two adults, max five children): €13.00

For more information on tours please click here. For enquiries, please call 01 8155914 or email

*Please note that there is no ATM at Farmleigh.

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The Farmleigh Blog

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The Benjamin Iveagh Library at Farmleigh

The Benjamin Iveagh Library at Farmleigh

By Nuala Canny, Librarian, OPW. When the Guinness family sold Farmleigh to the Irish government in 1999, many of the contents, including the very fine library, were left on loan to Office of Public Works. Now known as the Benjamin Iveagh Library, this splendid...

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...