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...
Discovering the trees at Farmleigh

Discovering the trees at Farmleigh

By Maria O’Hanlon, Office of Public Works. An exploration of the trees of Farmleigh has begun with a view to developing a tree trail through the Estate. For Heritage Week a video will highlight a selection of trees in Farmleigh by the lake and in the pleasure...
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...
The Bust on the mantle in the Library, Tim Buckley 1863- 1945

The Bust on the mantle in the Library, Tim Buckley 1863- 1945

By Don Ross, Office of Public Works, Farmleigh House. I decided to prepare a presentation on the story of the tailor “Tim Buckley”, prompted by the bust of the man himself which takes pride of place on the mantle in the Benjamin Guinness library at Farmleigh House.  I...