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Farmleigh is the official Irish State guest house. It was formerly one of the Dublin residences of the Guinness family. It is situated on an elevated position above the River Liffey to the north-west of the Phoenix Park, in the civil parish of Castleknock. The estate of 78 acres (32 ha) consists of extensive private gardens with stands of mature cypress, pine and oak trees, a boating pond, walled garden, sunken garden, out offices and a herd of rare native Kerry cattle. It was purchased by the Government of Ireland from the 4th Earl of Iveagh in 1999 for €29.2 million. A state body—the Office of Public Works (OPW)—spent in the region of €23 million restoring the house, gardens and curvilinear glasshouses, bringing the total cost to the state to €52.2 million. Farmleigh was opened to the public in July 2001.
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Great tour of house, well worth a visit. I had the pleasure of taking a tour of Farmleigh house today with a tour guide called Annie. She had the story to tell behind each piece of furniture and piece of art in the house. The tour ends in the conservatory of the house, which is worth a look on its own. Fantastic piece of architecture with the design of the glass dome and how they used heated pipes to keep the tropical plants warm and flourishing in the Irish climate. Well worth a visit to the house and gardens.
Always enjoy our visits here. Normally go couple of times a year for various things. One being the Christmas markets. Definitely worth going then. It does get busy mind you. But worth it to hear Carols played in the Ballroom. Also to see thed Nativity as well. As a few have mentioned the tour of the house is well worth it time wise.
This place is phenomenal, had the pleasure of actually spending quite a bit of time here with work and when it was closed to the public and have to say it really is a treasure. It makes an amazing tourist attraction but also a rich piece of history and culture. There are a few must sees and if you are on a tour ask about the hidden staircase behind the secret door as well as the chairs in the entrance way and their secrets. While you can only tour downstairs the upstairs rooms are equally spectacular. The Billard room is amazing and so are the bedrooms. I haven’t even mentioned the gardens and they are worth a visit in themselves.
Beautiful house. Did a walk around tour today. Fantastic. Very opulent inside. Fabulous photo's of dignitaries displayed around the various rooms. There is normally a guided 45 minute tour that can be done every day. It's free of charge. A definite if your in Dublin.
Lovely lovely place to go for a walk. Lakeside cafe, v reasonable prices.
My favorite place in Phoenix Park. Lovely green place to have a nice family time. Bring a picnic or have a nice coffee at the boat house. You can feed the ducks, look at the horses and cows or just admire the lovely trees and flowers. Always worth a visit.
Fantastic place to bring the kids and shake off some cobwebs. Cafe is nice but horrendously expensive. Rip off Ireland in full effect.
Our state home for foreign heads of state . This beautiful park land and walled gardens Surrounding a magnificent house courtyard and converted stables . The house is open to visitors pre booking required. A lovely cafe on you way towards the house. Ample parking , wheelchair accessible. Donkeys and cattle graze if the fields .
I love Farmleigh House. Owned by the state and located inside the vast Phoenix Park, it has fields sometimes with cows, horses, donkeys and a beautiful house used to accommodate state visitors. Britain's Queen Elizabeth stayed in the house for her visit. There is an outdoor food market on Sundays in summer and small art gallery near house. The large pond with Sylvanian style cafe with indoor and outdoor seating really tops it off. Good sized carpark.
It's a nice place with free parking, but apparently shuts down by 6 pm. Since the sun is still bright during summer, we had to take our picnic elsewhere
This is a great place to come for a walk in it's beautiful gardens. A lovely coffee shop on a lake filled with wildlife. It's usually quiet enough with plenty if parking. Many events take place here throughout the year, farmer markets, art exhibitions, festivals and much more.
Lovely place to visit when the weather is good. This is the rich part of Dublin. Place was bought by the government many years ago and has been hosting foreign diplomats and dignitaries ever since. Fine example of architecture from the period. Lovely gardens
Beautiful setting. Very accessible for anyone mobility impaired. Lovely walks and great cafe sitting on the lake with tranquil views. Plenty of parking. Gets quite busy at lunch times and on weekends.
Historic house once owned by the Guinness family now a government trust building . Tours every 45 mins. Used to house dignitaries when they stay in Dublin. Cafe in the grounds with great selection of foods.