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:
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.

Sep 28 2018 @ 10:00 am – Jan 8 2019 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
LUSTRE & InFLUX Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin 27 September 2018 – 8 January 2019 Lustre & InFlux presents the innovative work of Ireland’s newest goldsmithing and ceramic graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s[...]
Farmleigh Gallery
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Christmas Food & Craft Markets, Farmyard 10am – 5pm Festive Crib, Outdoors 10am – 5pm Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords, Outdoors 2pm – 4pm Christmas Puppet Show with Custardpie Puppet Company, in The Cowshed[...]
Farmleigh Estate
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Christmas Food & Craft Markets, Farmyard 10am – 5pm Festive Crib, Outdoors 10am – 5pm Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords, Outdoors 12pm – 4pm Horse & Carriage Rides, Outdoors 1pm – 4pm Christmas Puppet[...]
Farmleigh Estate
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
The Velvettes present two nights of all the classic tunes that make Christmas so special. From Bing’s quintessential “White Christmas” through to Elvis’s “Blue Christmas” with a healthy helping of Doris Day, Perry Como &[...]
Farmleigh Ballroom
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
The Velvettes present two nights of all the classic tunes that make Christmas so special. From Bing’s quintessential “White Christmas” through to Elvis’s “Blue Christmas” with a healthy helping of Doris Day, Perry Como &[...]
Farmleigh Ballroom

The Farmleigh Blog

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

Behind the Scenes

By Writer in Residence 2018, Philip St John 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...

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...

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.