Farmleigh is accessed via the Phoenix Park from White’s Road.
There is free car, coach, and motorcycle parking on site.
Please note that there is approximately a five minute walk from the car park to the House, and approximately a seven minute walk from the car park to the Gallery, Gardens, and Boathouse Restaurant.
Please do consult the useful map below to orientate yourself within the Estate.
Please see directions to the right on desktop or below on mobile.
Take Dublin Bus number 37 from the city centre (visit the Dublin Bus website for timetable and bus stop locations), and get off at the Castleknock Gate.
Enter the Phoenix Park and take the narrow pedestrian pathway through the field to your immediate right.
Walk down this path until you reach a road.
Turn right and you should see the gates of Farmleigh a short distance away.
Farmleigh is a fifteen minute walk from the Castleknock Gate
Current road and gate closures for Phoenix Park should be checked on the Phoenix Park website here.
Please do not follow SatNav or Google Map directions to Farmleigh Estate, as these will not currently bring you to the correct location. Instead please enter these coordinates: 53.3661, -6.3516. Farmleigh is accessed from the interior of Phoenix Park. Driving directions are as follows.
From City Centre:
Enter Phoenix Park from the gated entrance on Parkgate St, near Heuston Station.
Continue on Chesterfield avenue for approximately 3.6km until the third roundabout.
Take the first exit at this roundabout.
At 100 metres, turn right on to White’s Road.
Continue straight, and the entrance to Farmleigh will be in approximately 500 metres.
Enter Phoenix Park from the gated entrance on Castleknock Road.
After going through the gate, take the third exit at the first roundabout.
At 100 metres turn right onto White’s Road.
Continue straight, and the entrance to Farmleigh will be in approx 500 metres.
Please note that cars cannot access Farmleigh by White’s road via College Road / Carpenterstown Road.
We are committed to making Farmleigh as accessible as possible. We offer free entry to those with disabilities and their accompanying careers. Please get in contact with us if we can assist in any way.
The ground floor of Farmleigh House is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Signs throughout the grounds use Braille.
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.
Also in the Area
These exciting attractions are all just a short distance from Farmleigh.
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Explore the whole Park from the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Tours of the Magazine Fort, Ashtown Castle, and other nearby heritage sites are organised from here.
Áras an Uachtaráin
The residence of the President of Ireland. Guided tours are available on Saturdays via the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
Other Guinness Heritage Sites
There are heritage sites all around the country related to the Guinness family; here are three that are not too far from Farmleigh.
St Anne’s Park
Original stables, follies, and a Clock Tower survive in this large Dublin parkland, developed by Sir Arthur Edward Guinness (Lord Ardilaun; he had been born at St Anne’s in 1840) in the late nineteenth century.
The old Cobourg Gardens in Dublin City were bought by Benjamin Lee Guinness from John Henry, Earl of Clonmell, in 1862, and intended to be a garden for his town residence, Iveagh House. Learn more here.
A working factory, and interactive exhibition centre, the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin City is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland.