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Farmleigh Estate Opening Hours

Farmleigh Estate opens at 10:00 Monday to Sunday inclusive.

Please note that from Monday 12th July to 31st August, last admission into Farmleigh grounds will be 7pm and gates will close at 8pm. 

January – December: Last entry to the estate is 17:00
January – December: Farmleigh Estate closes at 18:00

Entry to Farmleigh Estate is free of charge.

Please note that BBQs are not allowed on the Farmleigh grounds. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads as we have horses, donkeys, and cattle on the grounds.

Click here for opening hours for the Boathouse Restaurant.

 

Farmleigh House is currently closed. Please contact us for information on tours of the estate.

Can’t wait to visit?

 

Why not take an online tour here.

For the safety of all 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.

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.

Guided tours
• 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.

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 Guided Tour

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. 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.

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

The average length of the house tour is 50 minutes.

*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.

Farmleigh Estate Outdoor Tour

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 Outdoor 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

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.

Farmleigh Gallery

During exhibitions Farmleigh Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) from 10am to 5pm. From 1pm to 2pm the Gallery closes for lunch.

Admission to Farmleigh Gallery is free. Click here to access the Farmleigh Gallery web pages.

The Benjamin Iveagh Library

The Library is visited briefly as part of a general tour of Farmleigh House (described above). This allows the visitor to view the Library room, but not consult with any of the books.

To visit the Library as a Reader, please click here for rules of admission. Access is by special appointment only.

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