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Farmleigh House and Gardens

An eclectic Edwardian mansion and the Irish state guesthouse


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Farmleigh House and Gardens

An eclectic Edwardian mansion and the Irish state guesthouse


See all opening times


Admission to the grounds, gardens, and gallery of Farmleigh is free

Admission for guided tour of House:

Adult = €8

Senior = €6

Student / Child = €4

Family = €20


Getting here

Phoenix Park
Dublin 15
D15 TD50

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Farmleigh House and Gardens

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

Estate open all year (closed 25 and 26 December)

Estate open: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Last admission: 17:00

House Open: 15 March – 30 December 2024

House Tours: 10:00 – 17:30

Last House Tour: 16:30

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.

Farmleigh Gallery:

Open Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10:00 – 17:00. Closed Mondays except for bank holidays.

Closed for lunch 13:00 -14:00

There is free admission to Farmleigh Gallery.


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
  • Card Accepted
  • 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


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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