Wednesday 29 March, 2017
Members will have another chance to visit some of the great houses of Pheonix Park.
Beginning with a tour of Farmleigh House once owned but Edward Cecil Guinness, first Earl of Iveagh. He built Farmleigh around a smaller Georgian house in the 1880's. Many of the artworks and furnishings he collected for Farmleigh remain in the house on loan from the Guinness family to the State. The Benjamin Iveagh collection of rare books, bindings and manuscripts is held in the Library. The extensive pleasure grounds are a wonderful collection of Victorian and Edwardian ornamental features with walled and sunken gardens, scenic lakeside walks and a range of plants that provide both visual and horticultural interest throughout the seasons.
Then the members will have a tour of Áras an Uachtaráin which was once the home the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland as his summer residence in the 1780s. Since the establishment of the office of the President of Ireland in 1937, it has become the official residence of the Ireland’s President.
The tour will conclude at 1pm approximately and the drop off point is Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Date: 29th March
Time: 9am on Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
~ PLACES LIMITED FOR THIS TOUR ~
Please note that this tour is open to members only