Who lives in Farmleigh house?
|Current tenants||Used when Heads of Government and Heads of State visit Ireland.|
|Construction started||18th century (with significant reconstruction from 1881)|
|Renovated||1881–1884, 1896, 1901, 1999–2001|
|Renovation cost||€23 million (for 1999 works)|
What is Farmleigh house used for?
Farmleigh was purchased from the Guinness family by the Irish Government in 1999 for €29.2m. The house has been carefully refurbished by the Office of Public Works as the premier accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation, for high level Government meetings, and for public enjoyment.
Who built Farmleigh house?
Edward Cecil Guinness, great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, constructed Farmleigh around a smaller Georgian house in the 1880s. According to his tastes, the new building merged a variety of architectural styles.
Where to Park for Farmleigh?
Farmleigh is accessed via the Phoenix Park from White’s Road. There is free car, coach, and motorcycle parking on site. Please note that there is approximately a five minute walk from the car park to the House, and approximately a seven minute walk from the car park to the Gallery, Gardens, and Boathouse Restaurant.
How much is the Guinness family worth?
The current Earl of Iveagh and the Guinness family are still 23rd on the world’s “rich list”, and valued at £600 million.
Are there any Guinness family left?
Other members of the extended Guinness family, such as the Moyne branch to which Desmond Guinness belongs, continue to live in Ireland. But Farmleigh is the last home here of the main branch of the brewing family, the Iveaghs.
When was Farmleigh house built?
built in the late eighteenth century, Farmleigh was purchased by Edward Cecil Guinness in 1873. The first major building programme was undertaken in 1881-84 to designs by Irish architect James Franklin Fuller (1832-1925), who extended the house to the west, refurbished the existing house, and added a third storey.
Is Farmleigh market open today?
Farmleigh Estate will open at 10am daily Monday-Sunday. Last entry into the Estate is at 5pm. Farmleigh Estate will close at 6pm.
Are the Guinness family still alive?
The current Earl of Iveagh and the Guinness family are still 23rd on the world’s “rich list”, and valued at £600 million. But the Guinness family’s influence has been limited to a two per cent stake, worth about £176 million, in the brewing business.
What family owns Guinness?
Walter Edward G inness, and Hon. Arthur Ernest Guinness, all brothers. Rupert Edward Cecil Lee, Earl of Iveagh (pronounced Iver) is head of the family and chairman of the brewery board.