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Farmleigh House and Estate

An eclectic Edwardian mansion and the Irish state guesthouse

10:00 – 17:30

See all opening times

Farmleigh House and Estate

An eclectic Edwardian mansion and the Irish state guesthouse

10:00 – 17:30

See all opening times

Limited Access

Farmleigh House is closed until further notice.
Due to Government Guidelines there are no Tours at present.

Admission

Walking tour of grounds

Adult: €5.00
Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

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Getting here

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

House: 12 March – 31 December

Tours run every hour from 10.00 – 17.30 and last approximately 45 minutes. Each tour is strictly limited to twenty-five people.

Last admission to House is at 16.30.

Estate and Boat House Café: Open all year 10.00 to 18.00

Last admission through front gate is 17:00

Average Length of Visit: 1 – 3 hours.

 

Notice

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

You can check farmleigh.ie for updates or telephone +353 (1) 815 5900 for further information.

Gallery Closed Mondays

Contact

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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Facilities

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

Restrictions

  • 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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