Farmleigh is the official Irish state guesthouse, used to provide premier accommodation and facilities to visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation. In addition it serves as a secure venue for high level Government meetings and events, making it an important and dynamic state building.
This historic house was built in the late eighteenth century and purchased by Edward Cecil Guinness, first Earl of Iveagh and the great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, of the famous Guinness Brewery, in 1873. The Farmleigh estate covers an area of 32 hectares and contains many beautiful features, including the main house which holds important collections, an art gallery, a working farm, as well as the Benjamin Iveagh collection of rare books, bindings and manuscripts which are held in the Library. The extensive pleasure grounds feature walled and sunken gardens, and scenic lakeside walks, making Farmleigh House and estate one of Dublin’s best kept secrets.
Please note that, because Farmleigh is a working Government building, the House may close at short notice.
See the website for opening times.
Free Parking, Café & picnic area on-site
Luas (Red): Heuston/Museum
Bus: 37 from the city centre and get off at the Castleknock Gate
Phoenix Park, Dublin 15, Ireland
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