Women Writers in the Benjamin Iveagh Collection

Women Writers in the Benjamin Iveagh Collection

by Dr Nora Moroney, IRC Postdoctoral Fellow TCD, Marsh’s Library, Farmleigh House. The Benjamin Iveagh Library, in its beautiful wood-panelled room at Farmleigh, contains over five thousand books. Of these, only a handful are written by women. This is not...
Open House Dublin

Open House Dublin

Open House Dublin 2020 was celebrated online this year! As Covid 19 restrictions prevented any public tours entering Farmleigh House, Farmleigh Guides invite you to join them on a virtual visit for views and history of Farmleigh Clock Tower. This video highlights...
Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2020

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2020

Connect Through Culture Exploring Farmleigh Archives by Emer Ingoldsby and Maria O’Hanlon, Office of Public Works. For Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2020, Farmleigh Tour Guides present a video from Farmleigh Library looking at what it says in the papers on...
Discover the History of the Gate Lodge

Discover the History of the Gate Lodge

by Aisling Randles, Office of Public Works, Farmleigh. Castle, monastery and city gates had existed for centuries, but the small lodge at the entrance to the country mansion was an eighteenth and nineteenth century phenomenon. The gates with their lodges were built to...
The Servant Question

The Servant Question

by Margaret Soden, Office Of Public Works Black and white illustration depicting a maid and lady of the house in The Lady of the House, 1901. By kind permission of Dublin City Library and Archives Failure to provide a definitive response! A visit to Farmleigh House is...
The Teniers Tapestries at Farmleigh

The Teniers Tapestries at Farmleigh

by Ian Walker, Office of Public Works, Farmleigh. David Teniers II (1610 – 1690), otherwise known as David Teniers the Younger was a Flemish painter who came from an artistic family, his father (another David) was an artist as were three siblings and his son, who was...