Please note that Farmleigh house, gallery & toilets are currently closed (portaloos available). Take away service only at the Boathouse Café. Please observe the social distancing guidelines.

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. 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.

Guided Tours have finished for the season and will resume later in 2021. Dates to be confirmed.

Farmleigh Estate is free to visit. Access to the House is by guided tour. Tours are available from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 and 17.30 with the last entry at 16.30. For enquiries or for group/school bookings (more than 10 people), please call 01 8155914 or email For more information on tours please click here

*Please note that there is no ATM at Farmleigh.


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House Tour 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

Farmleigh Estate Guided Tour 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

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The Farmleigh Blog

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National Tree Week

National Tree Week

By Maria O'Hanlon, OPW Farmleigh The leaves mightn't quite be budding yet but the blossoms will start blooming soon. National Tree Week runs from 21st to 27th March 2021. Bring your camera next time you visit Farmleigh and enter the Tree Week 2021 tree photography...

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Turas ar an teach i gcomhair Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021. Edward Cecil Guinness Ba le muintir Guinness Teach Farmleigh tráth. Ba é fear darbh ainm Edward Cecil Guinness an chéad duine de mhuintir Guinness a chónaigh anseo. Mac garpháiste le Arthur Guinness agus fear gnó...

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 altogether...