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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