Newbridge House & Farm - Plan Your Visit
- Say hello to Shetland and Connemara ponies, pigs, goats, baby chicks, and much more.
- Stroll among the plants throughout the walled gardens and orchard
- Learn how Newbridge promote compassionate farming methods and respect for all animals and sustainable biodiversity.
Newbridge House & Farm - Family Attraction
Newbridge House is a stunning 18th century Georgian Mansion set in the beautiful North County Dublin countryside. Located on grounds which stretch over 370 acres of beautiful Parkland, the estate includes a working farm, an amazing children's Playground, a Café and a range of seasonal events - making it one of the most popular outdoor visitor family attractions in County Dublin!
Newbridge Farm & Farmyard Discovery Trail
Newbridge Farm is home to a wide range of animals ranging from Shetland and Connemara ponies, to piglets, goats and chickens. Access to the farm is through a cobbled courtyard and kids can enjoy the Discovery Trail. Newbridge Demesne is very committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and to the preservation of many rare breeds of animals, such as the Gloucester Old Spot, an English breed of pig, which have all but disappeared due to intensive methods of farming.
At the Pastures, visitor will be able to see a small herd of prize winning Kerry Cows, along with a flock of Jacob Sheep and Irish Draught Horses all happily grazing in the stunning fields. These animals were the backbone of the transport and agriculture industry in Ireland many years ago.
Walled Gardens at Newbridge House & Farm
Over 250 years old, the Walled Garden is a stunning location for picnics and strolls. At the Walled Gardens, visitors can walk among the extensive orchards and the collection of old Irish apple varieties. Two 19th Century glasshouses have recently been restored and sections of the walled garden have been replanted with herbaceous borders.
Almost 300 years old, Newbridge House and Demesne is the most complete Anglo Irish estate in Ireland. The House and estate were purchased from the Cobbe family in 1985 and opened to the public in 1986. It is a multi award-winning attractions which offers something for all the family: 370 acres of stunning outdoor grounds, woodland walks, wild flower meadows; a working farm, castle ruins, and a deer park. At its heart is the fine Georgian house designed by the renowned architect James Gibbs.
The Red Drawing Room is one of the finest Georgian rooms in Ireland and is home to the best documented 18th century private art collection in the country. The Museum of Curiosities (one of the few surviving family museums in Ireland or Britain) and the ornate plasterwork found throughout the house are of particular note. A private apartment is still maintained for the family, continuing a line of occupancy unbroken since the 18th century.
Getting to Newbridge House & Farm
By bus: Take one of the regular buses from Dublin city centre to Swords (numbers 33, 41 (b)(c) and 43) and then catch the number 33b Go Ahead bus from Swords to Donabate. The bus stop is located at the main park entrance.
By train: Take the Dundalk/Drogheda train from the city centre (including from Connolly, Tara Street and Pearse Street train stations) and get off at Donabate. We're a short walking distance (approx. 15 minutes) from Donabate village and train station. View train timetable.
By car: Follow the signs from the M1 Dublin-Belfast motorway. We're located just five minutes off the motorway and there's plenty of free parking on-site.