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Muckross House

Enjoy varied delights on this splendid estate, which offers a look into daily life in the past, both inside a luxurious home and on a busy farm.

At Muckross House visit a beautiful aristocratic home, wander through extensive gardens and learn about traditional farming culture. Explore a grand estate with many different perspectives of Ireland’s history.

Scottish architect William Burn was commissioned to design a house for Mr. and Mrs. Herbert, whose family had lived at this place for many generations. The house was completed in 1843 and reveals much about the daily lives of the landowning class at that time. Note the distinction between the elegant family home, ornate and decorated with expensive artworks, and the sparsely furnished servants’ quarters downstairs. Meet craftspeople busy with traditional weaving, pottery and bookbinding in the nearby workshop. Purchase goods with the Mucros label.

Visit Muckross House’s gardens. Admire the collections of rhododendrons and azaleas in the spring. Stroll through the elegant and ornate Sunken Garden, Rock Garden carved from natural limestone and Stream Garden, whose colors reflect the changing seasons.

While at Muckross House, visit the traditional farms on the estate where men and women still use methods developed before electricity. The three farms, small, medium and large, have farmhouses with traditional furnishings. On-site find the Labourer’s Cottage, Carpenter’s Workshop and Blacksmith’s Forge.

Take the children to meet cute farm animals at the Farm Animal Petting Area or enjoy the rides and swings at the Woodland Play Area. Look for the schoolhouse, dating from about 1910, to see how children had their lessons 100 years ago. Enjoy a meal at the Garden Restaurant, which has a view of the beautiful hedges and flowers. All of these sites together make up a fascinating open-air museum dedicated to life in Ireland of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Find Muckross House near Muckross Lake in Killarney National Park, 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Killarney. The House and Gardens complex is open daily, except during the Christmas season. To enter the Muckross House itself, sign up for a guided tour. The gardens have free entry while the house and farms charge admission. The farms are open from March to October. Check ahead online for specific open hours.


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Lodging Near Muckross House

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$125
The Brehon

The Brehon

Muckross Road, Killarney
4.6
of 5, from 45 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of INEC Killarney, Killarney Methodist Church, and Killarney House Gardens. St. Mary's Church and Knockreer Estate are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$209
The Reserve at Muckross

The Reserve at Muckross

Muckross Road, Killarney
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Killarney, this spa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cloghereen Blue Pool Walk and Muckross Abbey. Muckross Traditional Farm and Muckross House are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$68
Holiday Inn Killarney

Holiday Inn Killarney

Muckross Road, Killarney
3.8
of 5, from 50 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Killarney, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of INEC Killarney, Killarney Methodist Church, and Killarney House Gardens. St. Mary's Church and Knockreer Estate are also within 15 minutes.

$96
Victoria House Hotel

Victoria House Hotel

Muckross Road, Killarney
4.6
of 5, from 109 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Killarney hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of INEC Killarney, Killarney House Gardens, and Knockreer Estate. Killarney Methodist Church and St. Mary's Church are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$174
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Killarney National Park, Killarney
4.6
of 5, from 80 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cloghereen Blue Pool Walk and Muckross Abbey. Muckross Traditional Farm and Muckross House are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$136
Lake Hotel

Lake Hotel

On The Lake Shore, Killarney
4.7
of 5, from 142 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Killarney hotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of INEC Killarney, Killarney House Gardens, and Knockreer Estate. Muckross Traditional Farm and Cloghereen Blue Pool Walk are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Mangerton Mountain Chalets

Mangerton Mountain Chalets

Muckross, Killarney
4.7
of 5, from 3 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Killarney, this apartment is within 3 mi (5 km) of Torc Waterfall, Cloghereen Blue Pool Walk, and Devil's Punch Bowl. Muckross Abbey and Mangerton Mountain are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$83
Killarney Oaks Hotel

Killarney Oaks Hotel

Muckross Road, Killarney
4.2
of 5, from 20 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Killarney, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of INEC Killarney and Muckross Abbey. Cloghereen Blue Pool Walk and Killarney Methodist Church are also within 2 mi (3 km).