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.
*Please note that there is no ATM at Farmleigh.
- Farmleigh Estate is open and free to visit.
- Boathouse Café – Take away service only.
- Limited tickets for free guided tours of Farmleigh House will be available from 20th September online and in the courtyard reception.
- Please observe Social Distancing and wear masks queuing and when entering the Motor House, Farmleigh House, or Galleries.
- Portaloos are located in the Market Place Car park just above the Gallery.
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The Farmleigh Blog
Read the latest posts below, and click through to the full Blog for all news articles and updates.
by Aisling Randles, OPW Farmleigh. Discover our wonderful trees on the historic Farmleigh Estate. Trees are amazing, they help to keep our air clean and our ecosystem healthy. They remove pollutants from the air and produce oxygen that we need to breath. Trees...
The focal point of Farmleigh's pleasure grounds is the lawn at the back of the house, which rises gently up to a large circular fountain. It is the view framed in the over fireplace window of the Nobel Room which beautifully connects the interior of Farmleigh house...
by Emer Ingoldsby, Office of Public Works. If a picture paints a thousand words – One amazing painting tells hundreds of Heritage heart warmers. In this video series, Farmleigh Guides present and explore Michael Angelo Hayes’ painting in Farmleigh Library –...