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Muckross House is a must see

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 4:42pm

Discover for yourself the magic of Muckross with something to appeal to everyone of all ages.

The world renowned 19th century Victorian mansion is situated amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park. The house stands close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney’s three lakes.

As a focal point within Killarney National Park, Muckross House is the ideal base from which to explore this landscape. Visit the elegantly furnished rooms, which portray the lifestyles of the gentry and downstairs experience the working conditions of the servants employed in the house.

Re-live the past and take a stroll down memory lane to a time before the advent of electricity at Muckross Traditional Farms, complete with three working farms like those that date from Kerry of the 1930s. Meet the bean a tí’s (women of the house) and watch the farmers as they work in the fields. Children will just love the farm petting area, playground, picnic area and bouncy cottage! Visitor can also enjoy a free trip on the Muckross coach.

Enjoy casual dining in the Garden Restaurant, conservatory and garden terrace with breath taking views of Torc Mountain and Killarney’s famous National Park.

All of the food is homecooked and reasonably priced with an extensive lunch and snack menu. Delicious pastries, scones and desserts are all made in its own bakery. A children’s menu, vegetarian and gluten free options also available.

There's an extensive selection of gifts and clothing at Muckross Craft Centre where visitors can choose from a range of locally made gifts of Muckross pottery, weaving and bookbinding.

While you are there, don’t forget to have a ramble in Muckross gardens and enjoy the freedom of the many nature trails in Killarney National Park.

A family ticket to both the house and farms is €32 and parking is free.

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