Muckross House: A popular mid-19th century heritage property in S.W. Ireland

Muckross House, Killarney

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 300km/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.
Muckross is well positioned for start/finish of a tour of the Ring of Kerry.

Video clip of Jaunty Car ride at Muckross House

Muckross Lake from Muckross House

Jaunty Car at Muckross House

Jaunty Cars at Muckross House

Torc Waterfall, Muckross House

Front elevation of Muckross House

View from Muckross House

Lake scene at Muckross House

Garden at Muckross House

Inside Glasshouse at Muckross House

Garden at Muckross House, Ireland

Garden at Muckross House

Garden at Muckross House

Gardden at Muckross House

Garden at Muckross House

Garden at Muckross House

Garden at Muckross House

Entrance, Muckross House


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