The official Irish State guesthouse

An estate of seventy-eight acres situated to the northwest of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Farmleigh provides accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation.

As a historic house and former home of the Guinness family, 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. Enjoy a coffee or lunch in the Boathouse Café or spend time viewing the latest exhibition in Farmleigh Gallery.

  • Benjamin Iveagh collection of rare books, bindings, and manuscripts (The collection amounts to more than 5,000 items)
  • Extensive grounds featuring walled and sunken gardens, and scenic lakeside walks
  • The Estate also boasts a working farm with a herd of Kerry Black cows
Open Mar to Dec

Opening Times:

Farmleigh House:
Open March 14 to December 31
Monday to Sunday 10:00–17:30
(last tour 16:30)

Farmleigh Gallery:
Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
Closed 13:00–14:00

Farmleigh Estate:
Monday to Sunday 10:00–18:00
Gate closes at 17:00


Admission Prices 2019:

Adult: €8.00
Senior (aged 65+): €6.00
Student (with valid ID): €4.00
Child (12–17yrs): €4.00
Child (under 12): Free
Family: €20.00

Useful Information

Free Parking on-site

Getting There

Bus: 37 from the city centre and get off at the Castleknock Gate

Map Location: 53.365192, -6.359786
Contact Farmleigh

Phoenix Park, Dublin 15, Ireland

Eircode: D15 TD50
T: +353 (0)1 815 5900
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