Welcome to Farmleigh
Farmleigh House will open at 2.30pm Wednesday 12th December, to facilitate State Business.
Last entry to Farmleigh House on Thursday 13th December will be at 12.30pm. 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. 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.
Farmleigh House will close from 1st January 2019 and reopen to the public in mid-March. The grounds, gardens and Boathouse Restaurant will remain open.
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 2018:
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.
Check out the full calendar of events here.
The Farmleigh Blog
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.
From Castletown House to Farmleigh House, via a Portarlington Townhouse: The Story of Farmleigh’s Snooker Table
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