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The Story of the Three Guinness’- Arthur, Desmond and Kenelm


Free of charge


25/08/2024 - 25/08/2024
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Farmleigh House and Gardens

The pool table in Farmleigh House, ornate portraits and red wallpaper decorate the walls.

Heritage Week 2024

Hear how Arthur Guinness, who grew up in humble beginnings in Co. Kildare became one of the most successful brewers in the world and started a legacy that is still in existence to this day. Hear the fascinating story of Arthur’s descendant and grandson of Walter Guinness, Desmond’s early life and how in later years he worked tirelessly towards the preservation of Georgian Irish architecture. And how Edward Cecil Guinness’ nephew Kenelm Lee Guinness set a land speed record in 1922, and used his engineering knowledge to help the British Army’s war effort during the First World War.

Suitable for visitors aged 16 plus. Due to the historic nature of the building, some rooms on this tour are not accessible to those with mobility issues. We apologies for any inconvenience caused. Meeting point: Motor House Reception in the Courtyard.

This event is free but booking is essential as tickets are limited. To book phone 01 8155914 or email


Phoenix Park
Dublin 15
D15 TD50

01 815 5914

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

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