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Newbridge House and Farm
Newbridge House and Farm is a hidden gem in rural Fingal enabling families to step back in time and enjoy art, furniture and stories of times past.
From the gently undulating wild flower meadows of the Park to the stately grandeur of the Georgian Mansion, Newbridge Demesne truly is an experience for all ages and in all seasons. Families adore the 18th century working Farm and state of the art Adventure Playground. Enter the Farm via the new Visitors Centre leading onto the 18th century Cobbled Courtyard and visit their Shetland and Connemara ponies, pigs and piglets, goats and baby chicks.
Newbridge House and Farm is a terrific day out for all the family, both fun and educational. People all ages enjoy the Farm, from the piglets to Summer the Connemara foal and the gorgeous chicks of the Hatchery. Guided tours are available around the House and delicious treats are baked daily in the Tearooms open daily all year round. There are a range of seasonally themed events through out the year such as at Halloween and Christmas.
The attraction is five minutes drive from Dublin Airport and ten minutes walk from Donabate Train Station.
Newbridge is a Georgian Villa built to the design of James Gibbs in 1747 for the then Archbishop of Dublin, Charles Cobbe (1686-1765). It remained home to the Cobbe Family until 1985 when it was purchased by Dublin County Council now Fingal County County.
Newbridge is the only house in the Republic of Ireland where the original family and an outside body (Fingal County Council) work alongside each other to maintain the property and its contents. Newbridge is renowned across the world for its unique collection of Irish furniture, the Cobbe Collection of Old Master portraits and landscapes as well as family pictures, all of which can be seen on the tour. There is over 300 years of family history and all of the accompanying stories and anecdotes to be enjoyed too.
The tour guides will bring you through three centuries of Irish History, from the opulence of a Georgian House, to a Victorian family home, through to rural life in the 20th Century and the world of an Irish Country House today.
Newbridge House Opening Times
Oct 1st to Mar 31st: – Sun: 10am with tours @ 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
Apr 1st to Sept 30th:- Mon – Sun: 10am with tours @ 12:00, 14:00, and 16:00
Guided tours are not available in October for the Halloween event and weekends in December and the week of the Santa experience.
The Newbridge Farm is home to a vast array of animals ranging from the Shetland and Connemara ponies of the paddock, to the piglets, goats and chickens of the farmyard. This is one of the few working farms left where children can see an array of animals, reared in an environment where they can move about freely and express normal patterns of behaviour. The team on Newbridge Farm are very committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and to the preservation of many rare breeds of animals, such as the Gloucester Old Spot, which have all but disappeared due to intensive methods of farming.
Newbridge Farm Opening Times
Oct 1st to Mar 31st:- Tue – Sun: 9.30am with last entry to Farm @ 3:30pm..
Apr 1st to Sept 30th:- Mon – Sun: 10am with last entry to Farm @ 5pm.
Farm will not open on Mondays until the 1st April
Newbridge House and Farm School Tour Package
Provided by ExpressBus.ie, and priced from €9.99 Per Child (Including Transfer).
Included in the tour:
- A Puppet for Every Chlid
- Full Entry to Newbridge House & Farm
- Bus Transfer to and from Location
- Specially Trained Drivers
- Guarantee of Service ‘One minute late and Don’t pay a cent’
For more information on this package please contact Express Bus
- Phone: 01-8221122
- Email: [email protected]