Welcome to Farmleigh

An estate of seventy-eight acres situated to the north-west of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Farmleigh provides accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation. A historic house holding important collections, an art gallery, farm animals, and the official Irish State guest house, Farmleigh House and Estate is open seven days a week.

Home to the Guinness family for generations, Farmleigh remains a unique representation of its heyday, the Edwardian period, and houses important artworks and furnishings, as well as the Benjamin Iveagh collection of rare books, bindings, and manuscripts which is held in the Library. The extensive pleasure grounds feature walled and sunken gardens and scenic lakeside walks, tastefully influenced by the Guinness family.

Farmleigh is managed by the Office of Public Works. The Estate hosts a donkey sanctuary, horses and is home to a herd of Kerry Black cows. Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a tour of Farmleigh House that takes you from the eighteenth century, when building commenced, right up to the present day.

  • Farmleigh Estate is open daily 10am – 5pm and free to visit.
  • Entry to Farmleigh House is by guided tour.
  • Farmleigh House Tour Prices:
  • Adult: €8
    Senior (60+): €6
    Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €4
    Child under 12: Free
    Family (Two adults, max five children): €20
  • The average length of the house tour is 50 minutes.

Phoenix Park Road Closures

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The Farmleigh Blog

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The Dairy at Farmleigh

The Dairy at Farmleigh

The building of the dairy was a serious business in Victorian times. An earlier fashion for follies and temples had evolved by then into a combination of the decorative and the useful. As part of the country house economy, the dairy became also a garden feature, a...

An Gairdín Daingean

An Gairdín Daingean

Clúdaíonn an Gairdín Daingean thart ar cheithre acra agus tá sé le fána go seoigh i dtreo an deiscirt. Tá péire breá geataí rímhaisiúla iarainn bhuailte le feiceáil ar an mbealach isteach i dtreo rian trasnánach coisithe ag a bhfuil ciumhsóga dúbailte bláthanna a...

Alpacas Come to Farmleigh

Alpacas Come to Farmleigh

We are delighted to welcome four new alpacas, Megastar, Marmalade, Senan and Walter, to the growing farm at Farmleigh. Alpacas are ruminants, originating from South America, mainly from Peru, Bolivia and Chile, where they tend to live high in the Andes. They are...