Tours

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Farmleigh Outdoor Tour

Outdoor tours are available from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 and 17.30 with the last tour is at 16.30. Guided tours of the grounds are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a tour of Farmleigh Estate that takes you from the eighteenth century, when building commenced, right up to the present day. The outdoor tour will include the extensive pleasure grounds with a wonderful collection of Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary ornamental features with walled and sunken gardens and scenic lakeside views. Hear the fascinating stories of various members of the Guinness family who lived in the house, and helped create Farmleigh’s beautiful pleaure grounds. 

Farmleigh Guided Outdoor Tour Admissions Charges:
Adult: €5.00
Senior (60+): €4.00
Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €3.00
Child under 12: Free
Family (Two adults, max five children): €13.00

The average length of a tour is 45 minutes

*Please note that because Farmleigh is a working Government building, the Estate may close at short notice. You can contact us for updates in advance of your visit, or check the front page of this website for notices.

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For all our safety please follow these guidelines.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of COVID 19, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit at this time.

When you arrive
• A queuing system will be in operation when buying tickets.
• Tickets are issued on a first-come-first serve basis.
• Please use contactless card payment whenever possible.

During your visit
• Follow social distancing and government guidance when onsite.
• In line with current government guidance, our staff are not currently obliged to wear face masks. Visitors may choose to do so.

Facilities

• Current toilet facilities are portaloos for visitors.
• At present, we do not have cloakroom / locker facilities or storage area for pushchairs / prams.
• The Boathouse Café is open for takeaway snacks and drinks only.
• Children must be supervised at all times.
• Please have your dog on a lead.

For more information email farmleighguides@opw.ie or call us on 01 815 5914.

We are urging everyone to stay local, avoid busy places and continue to follow government advice on social distancing. Together we can make your visit to Farmleigh safe & enjoyable.

Farmleigh House is currently closed

Access to Farmleigh House is by guided tour. Guided tours of Farmleigh House are available on a first come, first serve basis between 10.00 hrs and 17.30 hrs with the last entry at 16.30 hrs.

Farmleigh House Admissions Charges:
Adult: €8.00
Senior (60+): €6.00
Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €4.00
Child under 12: Free
Family (Two adults, max five children): €20.00

Click here for information on tours in Farmleigh House.

*Please note that because Farmleigh is a working Government building, the House may close at short notice. You can contact us for updates in advance of your visit, or check the front page of this website for notices.

Stopped here for lunch today and was very pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was simple but tasty and good value. Great coffee. Lovely views over the lake.

Maighnuada on Tripadvisor

We did the 11:15 am tour. The guide was excellent. This was about my 5th time doing tour but it was the most informative. Thanks to Don . He had a lovely personality. Very welcoming and full of enthusiasm. I would love to attend his Dublin Castle tour. Highly recommended.

Mick B on Tripadvisor

The house tour was excellent, led by a great guide. We saw the beautiful rooms, which play host to visiting heads of state and royalty. The decorative features are outstanding with exquisite tapestries, stucco and gorgeous chandeliers enhancing the space.

Permia on Tripadvisor