Farmleigh House - Open House Dublin 2023
Building Tour

Farmleigh House

James Franklin Fuller
Farmleigh House & Estate, White's Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15
Tour Dates & Times
  • Saturday 15 October:
  • tours every hour from 10.30am – last tour starts at 4.30pm (first come basis)
  • Sunday 16 October:
  • tours every hour from 10.30am – last tour starts at 4.30pm (first come basis)
Classical architecture entrance hall with staircase and columns, featuring Landseer's painting

Join us on a guided tour of Farmleigh House. Its great charm lies in the eclecticism of its interior decoration ranging from the classical style to Jacobean, Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Georgian. Originally a small Georgian house built in the late eighteenth century, Farmleigh was purchased by Edward Cecil Guinness in 1873.

The first major building programme was undertaken in 1881-84 to designs by Irish architect James Franklin Fuller (1832-1925), who extended the house to the west, refurbished the existing house, and added a third storey. In 1896 the Ballroom wing was added, designed by the Scottish architect William Young (1843-1900). With the addition of a new conservatory adjoining the ballroom in 1901, Farmleigh had, by the early years of the twentieth century, all the requisites for gracious living and stylish entertainment.

Drop-in tour. No booking required.

Accessibility Information

Lift access to first and ground floor of Farmleigh House.

Wheelchair accessible, Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs welcome

Photography Credit
© Davison & Associates




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