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Farmleigh House and Estate

An eclectic Edwardian mansion and the Irish state guesthouse


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Farmleigh House and Estate

An eclectic Edwardian mansion and the Irish state guesthouse


See all opening times


Adult: €8.00
Group/Senior: €6.00
Child/Student: €4.00
Family: €20.00


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Phoenix Park
Dublin 15
D15 TD50

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Farmleigh House and Estate

Farmleigh is a 78-acre estate inside Dublin’s Phoenix Park. The government bought it in June 1999 to provide accommodation for high-level meetings and visiting guests of the nation.

Farmleigh is a unique representation of its heyday, the Edwardian period. Edward Cecil Guinness, great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, constructed Farmleigh around a smaller Georgian house in the 1880s. According to his tastes, the new building merged a variety of architectural styles.

Many of the artworks and furnishings that Guinness collected remain in the house. There is a stunning collection of rare books and manuscripts in the library. The extensive pleasure-grounds contain wonderful Victorian and Edwardian ornamental features, with walled and sunken gardens and scenic lakeside walks. The estate also boasts a working farm with a herd of Kerry cows.

Take a guided tour of the house before visiting the estate grounds and enjoying refreshment in the onsite restaurant.

Opening Times

Eastát ar oscailt ar feadh na  bliana (dúnta 25 agus 26 Nollaig)

Eastát ar oscailt: Gach Lá 10:00 – 18:00

Cead isteach deireanach 17:00

Teach Oscailte: 17 Márta – 30 Nollaig 2023

Turas Tí: 10:00 – 17:30

Turas Tí Deiridh: 16:30

Tabhair faoi deara go bhfuil gach socrú oscailte faoi réir é a bheith curtha ar ceal má bhíonn an teach ag teastáil d’úsáid oifigiúil Rialtais. Cuir glaoch teileafóin roimh ré le do thoil nó téigh go dtí ár suíomh gréasáin i dtreo is nach mbeidh díomá ort.

Féach ar le haghaidh nuashonruithe nó glaoigh ar 01 8155914 chun tuilleadh faisnéise a fháil.

Dúnadh an Dánlann ar an Luain, ach amháin ar laethanta saoire bainc.


Please note that, because Farmleigh is a working Government building, the House may close at short notice.

You can check for updates or telephone 01 8155914 for further information.

Gallery Closed Mondays except for bank holidays.


Phoenix Park
Dublin 15
D15 TD50

01 815 5914

Getting Here

Located 5km from Centre of Dublin, in the Phoenix Park.

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  • Art
  • Baby Changing
  • Brochure
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Changing exhibitions
  • Coach parking
  • Events Venue
  • Exhibition
  • Lift
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
  • WiFi


  • Do not feed the ducks
  • Dogs on lead
  • Stay back from edge
  • Uneven walkways


Social Guide

Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting Farmleigh Estate. This will help first-time visitors, families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to Farmleigh Estate.

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