Covering 78 acres, Farmleigh House features walled and sunken gardens, a working farm with a herd of Kerry Black cows and scenic lakeside trails. Located within the beautiful Phoenix Park, a visit to Farmleigh is a must if you are planning a day at the park.
The estate has a rich history behind it and serves as a unique representation of the Edwardian period. In 2001, Farmleigh was beautifully refurbished by the Office of Public Works and now acts as the official Irish State guest house providing accommodation to visiting dignitaries. Today, ambassadors and visitors from all over the world come to see the estate.
Farmleigh House also features a working farm, an art gallery, and showcases important collections. Stop by the Cowshed where you can see independent artists and performers showcase their work. Throughout the estate, you will also notice contemporary sculptures representing a diverse range of Irish and international artists which have been introduced by the Office of Public Works over the years.
If you get hungry during your visit, you can stop by the Boathouse Restaurant. Enjoy a variety of food and drinks, including wine, coffee, and confectionery while overlooking the Farmleigh Lake. The Boathouse is open seven days a week, all year round from 10am to 5.30pm. Throughout the summer, you can stop by the Farmers Market and try delightful treats, award-winning cheeses, organic vegetables, meats, fish, and much more.
Guided tours will allow you to learn more about the building’s story and see the many sections of the house. The tour includes the entrance hall and staircase, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Conservatory, Clock Tower, Fountain Lawn, Dutch Style Sunken Garden, Walled Garden and Library. Guided tours last approximately 45 minutes and take place from 10.00am to 5.30pm
Farmleigh House and Estate is open seven days a week all year round. Entrance is free of charge, though there is a fee for a guided tour. These tours are available on a first come first serve basis. Please note that as Farmleigh is a working Government building the House may close at short notice. You can check the website for updates or telephone +353 (1) 815 5981 for further information.
Farmleigh House Admissions Charges:
- Adult: €8.00
- Senior (60+)/Group (20+ Adults/Seniors): €6.00
- Child (12-17)/Student (ID required): €4.00
- Child under 12: Free
- Family (Two adults, max five children): €20.00
The Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) from 10am to 5pm. From 1pm to 2pm, the Gallery closes for lunch.
Market dates for Summer 2018:
- Sunday 1st of July
- Sunday 5th August
- Monday 6th August
- Sunday 2nd September
- Sunday 9th September
The journey to Farmleigh House is just a 30 minutes’ drive from The Beacon Hotel. The Beacon will serve as the perfect base for you during your visit to Ireland, allowing you to easily explore the beautiful attractions both outside and within the city centre. Some of the most beautiful gardens, incredible houses and mansions, and quaint seaside towns are not far away from The Beacon. With our secure underground car-parking facilities, travelling to and from the city centre couldn't be more convenient.