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Open House Dublin Architectural Tours

October 14 @ 10.30am - October 15 @ 4.30pm

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Hourly tours from 10.30am to 4.30pm focusing on the architectural detail of Farmleigh House.

Tickets allocated on a first come first served basis on the day. Max 25 visitors per tour.

Farmleigh is an Edwardian mansion with an eighteenth-century Georgian core nested within its late nineteenth-century extensions. As the country home of the Guinness family from 1873 to 1992 and the state guest residence of Ireland from 1999, Farmleigh is abundant with history and offers an eclectic mixture of architectural styles and decorative arts, ranging from the classical style to Jacobean, Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Georgian.

The first major building programme was undertaken in 1881-84 to designs by Irish architect James Franklin Fuller (1832-1925), who extended the house to the west, refurbished the existing house, and added a third storey. In 1896 the Ballroom wing was added, designed by the Scottish architect William Young (1843-1900). With the addition of a new conservatory adjoining the ballroom in 1901, Farmleigh had, by the early years of the twentieth century, all the requisites for gracious living and stylish entertainment.


October 14 @ 10.30am
October 15 @ 4.30pm