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Farmleigh House and Estate

An eclectic Edwardian mansion and the Irish state guesthouse

10:00 – 17:30

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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

Limited Access

Farmleigh House is closed until further notice. Daily walking tours of the grounds available.


Walking tour of grounds

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


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.



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


Phoenix Park
Dublin 15
D15 TD50

01 815 5900 / 815 5981

Getting Here

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

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


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

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