Jaunty Car Ride at Muckross House, Ireland

This morning,we visited Muckross House and Gardens,, an Irish heritage property situated close to the popular town of Killarney in S.W. Ireland, about 300km/3.5 hours from Dublin.

Weather was favourable and guests availed of a 1 hour tour of the site in a Jaunty Car ( horse and buggy).

This property was designed by Scottish architect, William Burn for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, Mary Balfour Herbert. Construction was completed in 1843. Queen Victoria visited in 1861.

Muckross House in context of landscape

Muckross House,m Killarney, Ireland today.

As will be evident from the images herein, the location benefits from a mild, wet climate which facilitates the lush and well maintained gardens for which Muckross is renowned. Other attractions at Muckross include:

  • Farms.
  • Arboretum.
  • Lake Leane.
  • Restaurant
  • Craft Shop
  • Tours of the interior which remains set in the Victorian period.
  • Jaunty Car (horse and buggy) rides.

After concluding the visit to Muckross guests returned to Killarney to shop and explore this vibrant small town.


Arboretum at Muckross House, Ireland

Lush vegetation at Muckross House Garden

Muckross House Garden, Killarney

Lake Leane from Muckross House, Ireland

Colourful summer flower at Muckross House Garden.

Street scene, Killarney, Ireland

Street musician, Killarney, Ireland

Jaunty Cars for hire in Killarney, Ireland

St Mary’s R.C. Cathedral, Killarney, Ireland.

Tomorrow we visit the Cliffs of Moher.

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