Discover for yourself the magic of world-renowned Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms, set amidst the spectacular Killarney National Park.

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.

Children will love the various farm animals and the small petting area, woodland playground and picnic area.

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.

  • Situated at the centre of Killarney National Park
  • Unique location with period House, Gardens & Traditional Visitor Farms
  • Full dining and excellent retail, offering genuine value
  • Nature trails, Craft Centre, Visitor Information Kiosk (Summer only)
  • Free Parking and access to the National Park
  • Exceptional Value, with something for all ages

Open Daily Year Round

Daily: 09:00-17:30h
July & August: 09:00-18:30h
Last admission: 1.5 hour before closing time

Traditional Farms open 7 days May-September, mid-March, April & October weekends & bank holidays only

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


Admission Prices:

See the website for prices.

Useful Information

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Restaurant on-site.

SHOPPING: Gift shop selling a large range of products.

PLAYGROUND: Kids playground

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.


Getting There

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.

Shuttle bus available from Killarney town – various pick-up points. Ask at your accommodation for details.

Map Location: 52.018070, -9.504136
Contact Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms

Killarney National Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Eircode: V93 CK73
T: +353 (0)64 667 0144
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