Airfield Farm and Gardens
This magnificent estate, looking out on the South Dublin Mountains, is open to the public seven days a week, and bank holidays. It is situated on 35 acres of farmland with ornate gardens, a gift shop and a restaurant. The out buildings have been converted into print and photographic studios and there is a vintage car museum containing a 1927 Rolls Royce, a Peugeot, also purchased in the 1920’s and a 1936 Austin Tickford.
Airfield Farm-Cafe-Gardens-Home in Dundrum has some lovely new additions to the farm family. Matilda, the Gloucester Old Spot became the proud mother of 10 beautiful piglets last month. Clara the miniature foal was born in July and seven new calves, including a Jersey bull calf joined the herd of cattle –they can be seen strolling around the fields at Airfield enjoying the Summer weather. The new additions join the Airfield animal family of horses, sheep and lambs, Jersey cows, donkeys Smokey Joe and Michael (donated by the Donkey Sanctuary), pigs, geese, chickens, and a family of goats.
Airfield runs an extensive education programme involving schools throughout Dublin and an arts programme featuring concerts, exhibitions, workshops, visual arts and photography.
In addition to the thousands of trees planted recently and to increase the bio diversity of the area, the Airfild wet woodland will be opened to the public at the end of July adding to this exciting oasis of nature just ten minutes from Dublin city.
Visitor Centre Opening Hours:
October –April 9.30am-5pm
Last admission one hour before closing
Overends Café Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
From the end of November the café will be open for dinner Thursday to Saturday until 9pm
*Airfield is re-opening on a phased basis from October and running through to Spring 2014. During this period the will be giving a 50% discount on all daily admission prices.
Phased re-opening of Airfield – October 2013 to April 2014
Tuesday 15th October 2013 - Overend’s Café at Airfield opens
Wednesday 30th October 2013 - The new Heritage Experience in the Overend Family Home opens
November-December 2013 - Woodland Walks open
March 2014 - New Kitchen Garden and New Farmyard opens
April 2014 - Visitor and Schools programmes commence
How to Get There
Luas: We all agree the Luas is not only efficient and an environmentally sound way to travel, it's also fun!!! Take the Sandyford “Green” Line to Balally Station. When you get out of the station turn right, follow the Wyckham bypass up the hill swinging around to the right. Airfield is just ahead about 150 meters. It's a quick walk and one well worth making!
Bus Stops/Routes: 75 and 86 stop outside Airfield 48A, 44 and 44B stop at Dundrum Village 11 and 11B stop at The Goat Grill
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