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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 815 5900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government...

Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government now owns it and uses it to provide accommodations for visiting dignitaries and special guests.

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great place wish ya could see more of it. Well wort a visit. A lot of history in it. nice outside as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2013
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Athlone, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

great place wish ya could see more of it. Well wort a visit. A lot of history in it. nice outside as well.

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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

Great spot. Really beautiful and hard to believe it's so close to city. It feels like you're in the middle of the countryside.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Farmleigh is a regular destination for our family or when we have visitors. The house, closed until July 2013 because of Ireland's EU Presidency, is fascinating and quirky but there is always something to see and do in the grounds with its gardens and some lovely walks as well as all the animals. There is also a small museum which... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

As a Dublin resident, I was extremely proud to tour Farmleigh House with visiting relatives from the U.S. recently. The Irish Government hosts visiting Heads of State and other Dignitaries at this former Guinness family residence in this house and it is open to the public most of the time when not being used for this purpose. The location is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Just go. Fantastic place to kill an hour or two learning about the history of the place. It's free. Interesting. Historical.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012 via mobile

Loved going there. Showed old world style . Totally restored by the Irish govt . No entry fee tax money well spent

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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

We had a wonderful time visiting Farmleigh. We had a guided tour of the inside of the house which is really worth while. We visited the exhibitions in the converted stables which were also very interesting. On the walk up to the house from the car park, we passsed horses, donkeys and cattle lazily grazing in the fields. We had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

We visited the farmer's market here on a Sunday. It was a lovely market, well worth a visit. We bought some fruit, bread, cheese and jam for lunch and had a little picnic in Phoenix park. We didn't go inside Farmleigh house but we did tour their gardens. The fountains don't appear to be used anymore, but it was a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

This is a great place to visit, especially if the weather is nice. Lovely walks and gardens around the house and great little restaurant/cafe to relax. Good place to bring a dog if you don't mind missing out on the interior of the house.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

On the outskirts of the phoenix park, the former Guiness retreat has beeen restored and now caters for heads of state who visit ireland.... The tour is free and well worth a look. The resturant is also excellent and overall it is one of the better things done with Celtic tiger millions

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