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Farmleigh Summer Programme of Events
Farmleigh events are held in the grounds of Farmleigh House an estate of some 78 acres to the north-west of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, It was purchased by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the Government in June 1999 and developed in order to provide accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation, for high level Government meetings and for enjoyment by the public.
Farmleigh House has a variety of architectural styles and decors. Edward Cecil Guinness first Earl of Iveagh, the great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, built Farmleigh around a smaller Georgian house in the 1880’s. Many of the artworks and furnishings he collected for Farmleigh remain in the house on loan from the Guinness family to the State.
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 Family Events
Visit Farmleigh during the Summer months and enjoy Puppet Shows, Childrens Storytelling, Music in the Bandstand, House Tours and the Farmleigh Gallery. Situated by the Lake, Farmleigh’s Boathouse Cafe offers you a chance to experience fine food dining in a relaxing atmosphere.
All events in the Farmleigh Summer Programme are free of charge, however a limited number are ticketed. Tickets will be allocated on the basis of a supervised public lottery system.
Baltic Day 2016
Baltic Day is a one day festival which brings together three countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. in a bid to introduce Baltic cultural heritage.
Food and craft fair, traditional folk music and dance performances will take place throughout the day.
Baltic Day festival is organised by the Estonian, Latvian and the Lithuanian Embassies in Ireland in co-operation with the OPW.
Venue: Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin
Dates:- Sunday, 3rd of July
Times: 12 noon – 5pm
Farmleigh Farmers Markets 2016
The following are the dates for Farmleigh food/craft Markets 2016:
Sunday 6th March
Sunday 27th March (Easter)
Monday 28th March
Sunday 3rd April
Sunday 1st May
Sunday 5th June
Monday 6th June (Bank Holiday)
Sunday 3rd July
Farmleigh Opening Times
Note – From January- February 2016 Farmleigh House will be closed for tours on Mondays & Tuesdays. Tours will run from Wednesday- Sunday every hour from 10.15am- 4.15pm
Farmleigh Estate is open daily from 10am – 6pm. Last admission is 5pm.
There are guided tours of the house every day. Tours run every hour from 10.15am to 4.15pm and last approximately forty-five minutes. Each tour is strictly limited to twenty-five people and tickets are issued on a first-come-first-served basis. Entrance is free of charge. Please note that, because Farmleigh is a working Government building, the House may close at short notice. You can check this website for updates or telephone +353 (1) 815 5914 for further information.
There is a large, free car park at Farmleigh. Please note that the House is approximately a five-minutes walk from the car park
Farmleigh is accessed via the Phoenix Park. There is free car, coach, and motorcycle parking on site.
Please note that there is a five-minute (approx.) walk from the car park to the House and a seven-minute (approx.) walk from the car park to the Gallery, Gardens, and Boathouse restaurant
Travelling By Car
Entering the Phoenix Park from Parkgate Street, follow Chesterfield Avenue and go straight through the first two roundabouts. At the third roundabout take a left and then your first right for Farmleigh. Farmleigh is signposted within the Park.
Entering the Phoenix Park from Castleknock, turn right at the first roundabout, and then right again for Farmleigh. The turn for Farmleigh is 50 metres or so from the roundabout.
Travelling By Bus
Take the number 37 bus from Hawkins Street to the Castleknock Gate. Enter the Phoenix Park and take the pedestrian pathway to your right. Following the directional signs, Farmleigh is a fifteen-minute walk from the Castleknock Gate.
The Phoenix Park Shuttle
Phoenix Park Shuttle Bus from Park Gate Street (beside Hueston Station). This service operates every 30 mins, 7 days a week -Weekdays 7.00 – 19.00 / Weekends and Public Holidays 10.00 – 19.00. and takes a circular route inside the park, stopping at Dublin Zoo, the Visitor Centre, the Papal Cross and Farmleigh. You can hop off and on at any stop.
Travelling By Luas