Farmleigh House, Dublin

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: January 20, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Dublin
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Originally a small Georgian house built in the late 18th century, Farmleigh was purchased by Edward Cecil Guinness (1847-1927) on his marriage to his cousin, Adelaide Guinness in 1873. A great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, founder of the eponymous brewery, Edward Cecil became the first Earl of Iveagh in 1919.Purchased from the Guinness family by the Irish Government in 1999. Refurbished as the premier accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation, for high level Government meetings, and for public enjoyment.It covers an area of 78 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 and The Benjamin Iveagh Library.

1. Farmleigh House, Dublin

Altitude: 63 m