Farmleigh 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 79 acres and contains many beautiful features, including the main house, which is a fine example of Georgian – Victorian architecture, the sunken garden, the walled garden, the famous clock tower and the lake.
Farmleigh provides premier accommodation and facilities to visiting dignitaries. It provides a suitable and secure venue for officially sponsored national and international meetings of importance. Public access to Farmleigh is 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 farmleigh.ie 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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