Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate

This delightful 18th century manor is set on 350 acres of parkland, twelve miles north of the city centre and boasts one of the finest Georgian interiors in Ireland.

Each room open to the public has its own style of antique and original furniture - indeed the house appears more or less as it did 150 years ago.

The house was built in 1740 to a design by James Gibb for the Archbishop of Dublin and contains elaborate stucco plasterwork by Robert West. The period atmosphere of the house is further accentuated by the presence of a fully restored courtyard, surrounded by: a dairy, estate worker's house, carpenter's shop and a blacksmith's forge; all displaying nineteenth century tools and implements.

The Cobbe family originated in Hampshire and have a traceable ancestry extending back to the 15th Century. One of the family, Charles, 4th Son of the Governor of the Isle of Man, came to Ireland in 1717 as Chaplain to the Duke of Bolton, his cousin, who had been appointed Lord Lieutenant. Born in 1686 he was educated at Winchester and Oxford. He enjoyed Ireland and rapid ecclesiastical promotion- helped no doubt by his Vice-Regal connection.

The grounds also contain a twenty-nine acre traditional farm, complete with farmyard animals, a delight to any young visitor and perfect for school tours and large groups.

While the property has now been acquired by the County Council, the Cobbe family will continue to reside at Newbridge House from time to time, due to a unique arrangement which had been entered into between the family and the County Council.

Special Offers

Gaiety Panto Rate

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for guests attending the Gaiety Panto show.  The Grafton Capital Hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Gaiety and is the perfect match for your visit to the Panto!

Rugby Special

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for Rugby weekends - Exclusive to our own website.

4 Nights or more Special

Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

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Guest Reviews


We really loved our stay and would stay with you again. Excellent location, comfortable room and ALL staff friendly and helpful. Thank you so much. The Frank family from Oklahoma

K. Duffy

Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.


Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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