The nineteenth-century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney National Park, close to the shores of Muckross Lake – one of Killarney’s three lakes, famed worldwide for their splendour and beauty and the ideal base from which to explore this landscape.
Discover the heritage, tradition and relaxation, Queen Victoria did in 1861. Today, much remains the same – the elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement, one can experience the working conditions of the servants.
Relieve the past at Muckross Traditional Farms with three 1930’s working farms. Meet the Mna Tí (women of the house) as they go about their daily chores baking bread on the open fire and butter making. Watch farm labourers, carpenters & blacksmiths who work by hand, and visit the School Master in the schoolhouse.
Muckross Craft Centre is home to a number of skilled craft workers who can be viewed using traditional skills in the crafts of weaving, bookbinding and pottery.
Casual dining is on offer in the Garden Restaurant, Conservatory and Garden terrace with extensive lunch and snack menus available.
Open Daily Year Round
July & August: 09:00-18:30h
Traditional Farms open 7 days May-September, mid-March, April & October weekend & bank holidays only
Last admission: 1 hour before closing time
Visit duration: Allow 1 hour to take a scheduled guided tour of Muckross House. Muckross Traditional Farms are on a 70 acre site accessible by foot. A visit to the Traditional Farms takes a minimum of 90 minutes but visitors are welcome and encouraged to take as long as they please.
Muckross House Closed: December 24 t0 January 1
LANGUAGES: Leaflets available in various languages.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Full service buffet restaurant.
SHOPPING: Gift shop selling a large range of products.
PARKING: Free parking on-site.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum numbers apply). Pre-booking required.
WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available.
WALKING TRAILS: Choice of walks for example 4.5km Torc Waterfall Loop and 15km Muckross Lake Loop. Start and finish at Muckross House.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS:
Located approximately 6km (3.6 miles) from Killarney town centre, along the main Kenmare road (N71) Muckross House and Gardens represent the focal point and nucleus of Killarney National Park. This is Ireland’s oldest National Park and it includes the world famous Lakes of Killarney, as well as the mountains and woodlands that surround them.
Killarney National Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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