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