Muckross House, Kerry, Ireland

Muckross House, Kerry, Ireland

This evening, I am focusing on Muckross House, an Irish heritage property situated close to the popular town of Killarney in S.W. Ireland, about 300 km/3.5 hours from Dublin.

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.

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
  • Restaurant
  • Craft Shop
  • Tours of the interior which remains set in the Victorian period.
  • Torc Waterfall.
  • Jaunty Car (horse and buggy) rides.
  • Lough Leane (lake).

Muckross is well positioned for start/finish of a tour of the Ring of Kerry.

Video clip of Lough Leane, parkland and Muckross House.

Jaunty Car ride at Muckross House, Kerry, Ireland.

Jaunty Car ride at Muckross House, Kerry, Ireland.

Side elevation of Muckross House, Kerry, Ireland.

Side elevation of Muckross House, Kerry, Ireland.

Lush greenery at Muckross House Garden, Kerry, Ireland

Lush greenery at Muckross House Garden, Kerry, Ireland

Colourful Hydrangea at Muckross House Gardens, Kerry, Ireland

Colourful Hydrangea at Muckross House Gardens, Kerry, Ireland

Muckross House Garden, Kerry, Ireland.

Muckross House Garden, Kerry, Ireland.

Lough Lean, Kerry, Ireland,

Lough Leane, Kerry, Ireland.

Torc Waterfall, Kerry, Ireland.

Torc Waterfall, Kerry, Ireland.

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