Muckross House and Gardens

Muckross House and Gardens

Contact Details

Address: Killarney National Park, Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Telephone No: +353 64 66 70144
Fax No: +353 64 66 70116

Opening Hours

July & August: Daily 09:00 - 19:00
September - June: Daily 09:00 - 17.30

Gardens open daily 08.00 - 18.00 with extended opening hours 08.00 - 20.00 in July and August.

NOTE: Automatic Gates to Muckross House and Gardens close 45 minutes after the closing times.

Admission by guided tour only.  Please note last admission 60 mins before closing. All groups of 10 people or more must be pre-booked

Closed for one week at Christmas

Information office at Muckross House is open throughout the year. Information office at The Gate Lodge, Killarney House is open daily from June to mid September 9:00 - 18:30

Admission Fees

Adult: €9.00
Group/Senior: €7.50
Child/Student: €6.00
2 Adults + 2 Children: €28.00
2 Adults + 3 Children: €32.00
Joint Ticket for House, Gardens and Traditional Farms -
Adult: €15.00
Group/Senior: €13.00
Child/Student: €10.50
Family -
2 Adults + 2 Children: €45.00
2 Adults + 3 Children: €50.00



Exhibitions, toilets, disabled toilet, gardens, craft shop, self-guiding trails, including a special trail for the visually impaired. Car/coach parks. Universal access including elevator.

Restaurant/Tearooms: Coffee Shop and restaurant with wine licence.    
Seating Capacity: 170. Tel: 064 66 39354

Within Killarney National Park is Muckross House   a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland s leading stately homes. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement one can experience the working conditions of the servants employed in the House. The Gardens at Muckross House are renowned world-wide for their beauty. In particular they are noted for their fine collections of azaleas and rhododendrons, an extensive water garden, and an outstanding rock garden hewn out of natural limestone. Muckross House is also home to a number of skilled craft workers who can be viewed using traditional skills in the crafts of weaving, bookbinding and pottery in the adjacent walled garden centre.

Access for visitors with disabilities, including platform lifts and elevators.

Please note this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months.

Managed in conjunction with the Trustees of Muckross House.
See Also Muckross Traditional Farms, Killarney National Park, Muckross Friary, Ross Castle.

Location: 6.5km from Killarney on N71 (Kenmare Road).

Guided Tours: Admission by guided tour only
Maximum No: 35: 48 for pre-booked coach tours.
Duration: 55 minutes

Leaflet/Guide Booklet: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

Audio Visual Presentation: "Mountain, Wood, Water".
Seating: 70
Duration: 20 mins.
Languages: English, Irish, French, German


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