Derrynane, the Oakwood of St Fionán, stands at the very tip of the Iveragh Peninsula in Co. Kerry.

Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman. O’Connell was one of Ireland’s leading figures, known by the nation as the Great Liberator. (The main street in Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, is called after him).

Situated on 120 hectares of parklands on the scenic Kerry coast, both the house and grounds have been preserved and are open for the public to enjoy.

The tranquil plantations and garden walks were laid out in the 18th & 19th centuries, while the house displays many relics of O’Connell’s life and career. The main area of the gardens, set inland and to the North of the house, can be reached though a tunnel under the road.

  • Situated on 120 hectares of parklands on the scenic Kerry coast
  • Plantations and gardens dating back to the 18th and 19th century
  • Ancestral home of the Great Liberator Daniel O’Connell

Open Daily March to Decemebr

March 17 to Sept 30: Daily 10:30–18:00
Oct 01 to Nov 01: Daily 10:00–17:00
Nov 02 to Dec 13: 
Weekends only 10:00–16:00

Last admission: 45 minutes before closing.
Visit duration: approx. 1 hour



Admission Prices 2020:

Adult €5.00
Senior (aged 65+): €4
Student (with valid ID): €3.00
Child: €3.00
Family: €13

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

PARKING: There is parking for both cars and coaches on site.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The tearoom is open from Easter weekend until the end of September.

ACCESSIBILITY: There is designated special needs parking available in Derrynane, and the house and gardens have level access. There is a lift present in Derrynane House, and an induction loop system at reception.

GUIDE TOURS: Guided tours are available, and take approximately thirty minutes. There is a maximum of twenty five people per tour. There is also a seashore nature booklet available.

Getting There

3.5km from Caherdaniel (off N70—Ring of Kerry)

Map Location: 51.762463, -10.130513
Contact Derrynane House

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Eircode: V23 FX65
T: +353 (0)66 947 5113
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