Muckross House is a 19th century Victorian Mansion standing in the centre of Killarney National Park

Sitting above Muckross Lake, Killarney’s middle of 3 lakes, Muckross house has been drawing visitors for many years, the most prestigious being Queen Victoria in 1861.

Designed by William Burn, a Scottish architect, Muckross House was built for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, the water-colourist Mary Balfour Herbert. This was the fourth house that successive generations of the Herbert family had occupied at Muckross. Building commenced in 1839 and was completed in 1843.

Today, you can tour the house and its elegant furnishings and explore the basement where the many servants wroked to keep the busy house running smoothly.

For families, Muckross Traditional Farms is a firm favourite, where you will get to relive the lives of 1930’s Kerry farmers. Enjoy the animals and chat with the Bean an Tí as she goes about her daily life.

Muckross House

We went to Killarney for our Easter holiday and checked in to this cute little holiday inn, everything was amazing and it felt so good. the beds were so comfortable and the breakfast was handmade, everything was fantastic and I definitely want to come back here when I’m back. Thank you for making us feel like home 🙂

At the heart of Killarney National Park is Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms. A family favourite for many years, you can tour the house and explore the 1930’s style farms before enjoying lunch in the Garden Restaurant.