Step back in time

Visitors to Newbridge House can learn about its illustrious history on a guided tour through three centuries of history in Ireland’s only intact Georgian mansion and estate. Don’t miss the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’; created in the 1760’s –  it is one of the few remaining family museums in Ireland and the UK filled to the brim with antiquities and oddities. Built to the design of James Gibbs in 1747 for the then Archbishop of Dublin, Charles Cobbe, the house has passed from generation to generation of the Cobbe family. The interiors, from the Red Drawing Room to the Cabinet of Curiousities, are remarkably complete and amongst the best preserved in Ireland. Initially, Newbridge House was modestly decorated. This all changed when it was inherited by Thomas Cobbe and his glamorous wife, Lady Betty. See the splendour of the upstairs rooms then explore the servants quarters while you imagine the hectic workload involved in running this ‘big house’!

At Newbridge Farm we help to protect many traditional and rare breeds. The animals at Newbridge can move about freely and express normal patterns of behaviour. We are proud to promote compassionate farming methods, respect for all animals and sustainable biodiversity. Follow the new interactive discovery trail through the courtyard, paddocks and pastures and say hello to our array of wonderful rare breeds including,  pygmy goats, pot-bellied pigs, black swans, Bengal owls, native-Irish cattle and much more.

  • The interiors of Newbridge House are remarkably complete and amongst the best preserved in Ireland.
  • The croquet lawn was refurbished to international standards in 2016-17 by Fingal County Council and is now in regular use.
  • Over 250 years old, the Walled Garden remains a perfect spot for picnics and strolls among the blooms.
  • Brambles Cafe offers a wide variety of delicious hot and cold food.
  • The on-site Gift Shop sells a fun and eclectic selection of presents, trinkets and toys.

Open Year Round, closed on Mondays October to March.

For up to date opening times of the house, farm, and farm discovery trail visit the website


Admission Rates:

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Useful Information
  • Book a guided tour of Newbridge House
  • Meet the animals on the interactive Farmyard Discovery Trail
  • Explore one of the many walks across the Demense
  • Visit the deer park
  • Enjoy a picnic & let the kids loose in the state-of-the-art playground
Getting There

Located a 10 minute drive from Dublin Airport and a 30 minute drive from Dublin city centre.

By car: Follow the signs from the M1 Dublin-Belfast motorway. Located just five minutes off the motorway and there’s plenty of free parking on-site.

By bus: Take one of the regular buses from Dublin city centre to Swords (numbers 33, 41 (b)(c) and 43) and then catch the number 33b Go Ahead bus from Swords to Donabate. The bus stop is located at the main park entrance.

Map Location: 53.486641, -6.168011
Contact Newbridge House & Farm

Hearse Road, Newbridge Demesne, Donabate, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Eircode: K36 VR90
T: +353 (0) 61 711 222
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