Muckross HouseApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Muckross House built in 1843 is a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland's leading stately homes. It is set amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park.

The fine, elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while below stairs are revealed the working conditions of the servants. Today skilled craft workers at Muckross House use traditional methods to produce high quality items of weaving, bookbinding and pottery. The gardens at Muckross are famed worldwide for their beauty.
In the grounds of Muckross is an exciting outdoor representation of the lifestyle and farming traditions of a rural community of the 1930's. Three separate working farms, complete with animals, poultry and traditional farm machinery vividly recreate the past. Muckross Traditional Farms take the visitor down memory's lane to a time before the advent of electricity spelt the decline of traditional farming methods. This is not a museum, but a real life community of artisans carrying out their daily tasks all year round, just as their forebears did.