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Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms
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Discover for yourself the magic of world-renowned Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms, set amid spectacular Killarney National Park. They appeal to everyone of all ages.

If you are visiting Kerry then you should visit one of its great highlights - the world-renowned Muckross House. This nineteenth century Victorian mansion is situated amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park – Ireland’s premier National Park. The house stands close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney's three lakes, famed worldwide for their splendour and beauty. As a focal point within Killarney National Park, Muckross House is the ideal base from which to explore this landscape. Visit the elegantly furnished rooms, which portray the lifestyles of the Gentry and, downstairs, experience the working conditions of the servants employed in the house. 

Next to the house, relive the past at Muckross Traditional Farms complete with three working farms from Kerry of the 1930’s. Meet the bean a tÍ’s and watch the farmers as they work in the fields. Children will just love the various farm animals and play area. Visitor can also enjoy a free trip on the Muckross Coach.

Both Muckross House and Traditional Farms are fully accredited Museums.

At their magnificent Garden Restaurant you can enjoy a main course or just a light snack from their self-service counter. All their home-cooked food is reasonably priced and they offer children’s meals.

Visit their Craft Centre and see the Potters, Weavers and Bookbinders at work, free of charge. In their Craft Shop they have a huge selection of reasonably priced gifts for all ages.

While you are there, don’t forget to have a ramble in Muckross gardens and enjoy the freedom of the many nature trails in Killarney National Park.

The emphasis is on value and a family ticket to both the House and Farms is only €32. Parking is Free

Muckross House, Gardens and Mucros Craft Centre are open every day all year round. Muckross Traditional Farms are open from March to October.

Highlights include:
  • Situated at the centre of Killarney National Park.
  • Unique location with period House, Gardens & Traditional Visitor Farms.
  • Full dining and excellent retail, offering genuine value.
  • Nature trails, Craft Centre, Visitor Information Kiosk (Summer only).
  • Free Parking and access to the National Park.
  • Exceptional Value, with something for all ages.

Visitor Information


Open Year Round

January - June & September - December 
Daily 09:00 - 17:30

July - August
Daily 09:00 - 19:00

Admissions to Muckross House is by Guided Tour Only

Muckross House phone number is +353 (0)64 667 0144. Email:



Open March to October

March: Saturday & Sunday, 13:00 - 18:00
April: Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 13:00 - 18:00
May: open daily 13:00 - 18:00
June - August: open daily 10:00 - 18:00
September: 7 days a week 13:00 - 18:00
October:  Sunday & Bank Holidays 13:00 - 18:00

Muckross Traditional Farms phone number is +353 (0)64 663 0804. Email:

Both Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms are available for Corporate Hire, by prior arrangement. Please use the appropriate contact above to enquire.

Contact Details

Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
Killarney National Park,
Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

T: +353 (0) 64 663 1440

Closed: December 24 to 26 and January 1

Last Admission: 1 hour before closing time

Approx. visit duration: Allow 1 hour to take a scheduled guided tour of Muckross House. Muckross Traditional Farms are on a 70 acre site accessible by foot or complimentary coach (or a combination of both). A visit to the Traditional Farms takes a minimum of 90 minutes but visitors are welcome and encouraged to take as long as they please.


Admission Prices 2018

Muckross House Only
Adult: €9.00
Senior (aged 65+): €7.50
Student (15-18, with valid ID): €7.50
Child (aged 6-18): €6.00
Child (aged 3-5): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €28.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €32.00

Muckross Traditional Farms
Adult: €9.00
Senior (aged 65+): €7.50
Student (15-18, with valid ID): €7.50
Child (aged 3-18): €6.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €28.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €32.00

Joint Ticket to BOTH House and Farms
Adult: €15.00
Senior (aged 65+): €13.00
Student (15-18, with valid ID): €13.00
Child (aged 6-18): €10.50
Child (aged 3-5): €6:00
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €40.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €45.00

Other Useful Information

Information leaflets available free in German, French, Italian and Spanish.

Enjoy casual dining in their magnificent 170 seat Garden Restaurant, conservatory and garden terrace with breathtaking views of Torc Mountain and Killarney’s famous National Park. All their home cooked food is reasonably priced with an extensive lunch menu from €10.50, as well as a snack menu. Delicious pastries, scones and desserts all made in their own bakery. Children’s menu, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Opening times are the same as Muckross House.

You will find an extensive selection of gifts and clothing at Muckross Craft Centre, all at prices that won’t be beaten! Choose from a range of locally made gifts of Mucros Pottery, weaving and bookbinding. Extensive range of giftware, glassware, knitwear and clothing for ladies, gents and kids. Tax Free Shopping. Opening times are the same as Muckross House.

Free car and coach parking on-site.

ACCESSIBILITY for Wheelchair Users and Visitors with Reduced Mobility

For the most part Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms have universal access, however in some instances access may be limited due to the limitations of historic buildings. A courtesy/transit wheelchair is available for use within the interior environs of Muckross House only. Please ask a member of staff for details. A free complimentary coach service, with universal access, circles Muckross Traditional Farms on a regular basis. There are accessible toilets.

Group rates available (minimum 20 people, within a single booking). Pre-booking is required to avail of group rates.  

Free Wi-Fi available.


  • TripAdvisor No.4 in 2016 Travellers Choice Awards (National Award)
  • TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence
  • Tripadvisor Bravo Award rated Excellent
  • Fully Accredited Museum (Museum Standards Programme of Ireland)
  • Sandford Award, Awarded to Muckross Traditional Farms in recognition of Excellence in Heritage Education, 2003, 2008 and 2013.


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Map Location

Located approximately 6km (3.6 miles) from Killarney town centre, along the main Kenmare road (N71) Muckross House and Gardens represent the focal point and nucleus of Killarney National Park. This is Ireland’s oldest National Park and it includes the world famous Lakes of Killarney, as well as the mountains and woodlands that surround them. 

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