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Farmleigh House

Farmleigh House is situated in the north-west corner of the Phoenix Park and is adjacent to the Chapelizod and Castleknock areas of Dublin. It covers an area of 32 hectares and contains many beautiful features, including the main house, which is a fine example of Georgian-Victorian architecture.

The extensive pleasure grounds are a wonderful collection of Victorian and Edwardian ornamental features with walled and sunken gardens, scenic lakeside walks and a range of plants that provide both visual and horticultural interest throughout the seasons. The estate also boasts a working farm with a herd of Kerry Black cows. Farmleigh is managed by the Office of Public Works.

Farmleigh provides premier accommodation and facilities to visiting dignitaries and also serves as a secure venue for officially sponsored national and international meetings of importance. Public access to Farmleigh will be facilitated to the greatest extent possible and, in this regard, public tours are available and a number of community and cultural events are held mainly during the summer months. Please see for seasonal tour times.

The Boathouse Restaurant set alongside the ornamental lake, offers an ideal environment to sample a light fare of Irish - Italian cuisine. The restaurant opens from 10:00-17:00 Monday to Wednesday and 10:00-17:30 Thursday to Sunday.

The ground floor of the house is fully accessible by wheelchair users.

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