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, 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.


What’s On

Check out the full calendar of events here.

Dec 1 2017 – Apr 29 2018 all-day
12:00 am
A touring exhibition of fashion from Japan and Ireland produced by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Hi! Fashion presents womenswear garments and accessories, which explore visual correlations and contrasts between the two islands over the last 60 years.[...]
Farmleigh Gallery
12:00 am
Sympoetic; a shared together Farmleigh’s Cowshed Gallery 22nd – 25th of March 2018. Cowshed Gallery opening hours are 10am-5pm. The Third year Fine Art students from DIT’s Dublin School of Creative arts present a group exhibition[...]
Farmleigh Cowshed
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
12:00 am
Come visit and experience the ambiance of the Farmers’ Market for Easter. Located in the Farmyard behind the Farmleigh Gallery. The market offers its visitors a wide variety of products by artisans from around Ireland. Farmers’[...]
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
12:00 am
Come and visit the Easter plant fair and see all the garden plants for the Springtime! The Plant Fair will be located in the Paddocks beside Farmleigh Gallery from 10am – 5.15pm, on Easter Sunday[...]
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
11:00 am
Join in the Easter family fun games with Early Childhood Creativity Co. Held in the Marquee in the Pleasure Grounds from 11am – 4pm    
Farmleigh, Pleasure Grounds
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm
12:00 pm
Custard Pie Puppets creates and performs shows for children of all ages with a focus on the family audience, Conor Lambert formerly worked as a writer and performer for The Lambert Puppet Theatre and his[...]
Farmleigh Cowshed
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Blanchardstown Brass Band are back in Farmleigh by popular demand. One of the oldest bands in Ireland, the band have been performing at events and venues around Dublin and beyond for 186 years. Playing in[...]
Farmleigh, Pleasure Grounds
Apr 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm
2:30 pm
Join us for an Easter Egg Challenge that is full of explorations, games & challenges but mostly packed with fun. Each completed challenge sheet will be entered into a draw for a limited amount of[...]

The Farmleigh Blog

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

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...

Hi Fashion! at Farmleigh Gallery

Hi! Fashion 1 December 2017 to 29 April 2018 Come and see garments from the collections of Issey Miyake, John Rocha, Noritaka Tatehana and Úna Burke, to name a few! A touring exhibition of fashion from Japan and Ireland produced by the Design & Crafts Council of...


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.