Newbridge House and Farm

Newbridge House Demesne opened as a regional park in 1986, with approximately 370 acres of gently undulating pastureland, woodland walks, a deer park, lime kiln, the ruins of Lanistown Castle, watercourses and pleasure grounds.

The focal point of the Demesne is Newbridge House which was built by the Cobbe family in the mid 1700s and is open to the public.  The cobbled courtyard includes a restaurant and a range of interesting outbuildings.   Other visitor attractions include Newbridge Traditional Farm where you can see old breeds of farm animals, as well as displays of machinery which were part of Irish farming life in previous centuries. The Walled Garden has extensive orchards and a 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.  

The Park also includes a major Children's Playground and Sports Pitches.

For more information, visit the demesne website

Wedding photos at Newbridge  Demesne

 Fingal’s Operations Department (Balbriggan/Swords Operational Area) should be contacted by phone on 01-890 5595 one week prior to the event and any further instructions issued are to be followed
• All rules and regulations governing the Park should be strictly adhered to
• No photographs are to be taken in the interior of the House
• All cars to be parked in the public car park.  Driving around the Park will not be permitted.  Vehicle horns are not to be sounded within the park
• All photographs are to be only for personal use and are not to form part of any commercial photography for brochures, magazines, etc.
• Entrances, paths etc. are not to be obstructed

Getting There

The Park is situated within easy walking distance of Donabate Village. 
By Car: Signposted from the M1/N1 Dublin-Belfast just north of Swords. 
By Bus: Bus 33B from Eden Quay in Dublin city centre to Donabate village. 
By Train: Northbound trains from Connolly or Pearse Street stations stopping at Donabate train station.

Opening Hours

The opening hours of the Newbridge Demesne are as follows:-

Month From To
January 9 am 5 pm
February 9 am 6 pm
March 9 am 6 pm
April 9 am 8 pm
May 9 am 9 pm
June 9 am 9 pm
July 9 am 9 pm
August 9 am 9 pm
September 9 am 8 pm
October 9 am 7 pm
November 9 am 5 pm
December 9 am 5 pm

Contact Us

Operations Department
Balbriggan / Swords Operational Area
Telephone (01) 890 5595 
Fax (01) 890 5841