Muckross House and Gardens, County Kerry

Muckross House and Gardens, County Kerry

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Situated in the Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Garden are one of the most popular Irish visitor attractions, with the house itself situated close to the shores of Muckross Lake. Muckross House was built for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, with building commenced in 1839 and completed in 1843. Today the principal rooms of the house are furnished in period style and portray the elegant lifestyle of the 19th century landowning class. While in the basement, one can imagine the busy bustle of the servants as they went about their daily chores.

During the 1850s, the Herbert’s undertook extensive garden works in preparation for Queen Victoria's visit in 1861. Later, the Bourn Vincent family continued this gardening tradition, purchasing the estate from Lord and Lady Ardilaun in the early part of 20th century. During the months from April to July, the gardens are spectacularly adorned with the red and pink flowers of mature Rhododendrons, with garden features such as the Sunken Garden, a Rock Garden and a Stream Garden, all complementing these beautiful grounds.

Within the Walled Garden Center you can browse the craft shop and relax in the Garden Restaurant. The Garden Restaurant offers excellent menu choices, while the craft shop offers an extensive range of quality gift-ware and handcrafted items such as pottery and weaving.


At Muckross Traditional Farms you are invited to take a stroll down memory lane to visit Ireland in the 1930’s and 1940’s. These working farms recreate and portray the traditional farming methods and way of life, of a typical local, rural community of the 1930s. You can visit three separate working farms (small, medium and large), each complete with animals, poultry and horse drawn farm machinery. You will also visit a laborer’s cottage, a carpenter's workshop, a harness maker and a blacksmith's forge.

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