The famous Muckross House and Gardens, Killarney, is located only 29.2 km from Kenmare via N71.
This nineteenth-century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney National Park. The house stands close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney’s three lakes, famed worldwide for their splendour and beauty. As a focal point within Killarney National Park, Muckross House is the ideal base from which to explore this landscape.
Muckross House is one of Irelands leading stately homes. 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 employed in the House.
The Gardens at Muckross House are renowned worldwide for their beauty. In particular, they are noted for their fine collections of azaleas and rhododendrons, an extensive water garden, and an outstanding rock garden hewn out of natural limestone.
Muckross House is also home to a number of skilled craft workers who can be viewed using traditional skills in the crafts of weaving, bookbinding and pottery in the adjacent walled garden centre.
Located approximately 6km (3.6 miles) from Killarney town centre, Muckross House and Gardens represent the focal point and heart of the 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. What a wonderful way to spend a day in Kerry.
There is no charge for admission to Killarney National Park and Muckross Gardens