MUCKROSS HOUSE AND GARDENS
A must see for any visitor’s adventures through Kerry is the premier attraction of Muckross House,Gardens and Traditional Farms. Once visited by Queen Victoria, Muckross House is situated on the shores of Muckross Lake within the picturesque surrounding of Killarney National park.Today the rooms are furnished in period style and portrays the lifestyle of the nineteenth century landowning class.Downstairs in the basement you can experience the working conditions of the servants working in the house back in the day.
Muckross House was built in1839 for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife , the water colourist Mary Balfour During the 1850s, the Herberts undertook extensive garden works in preparation for Queen Victoria’s visit in 1861. Later, the Bourn Vincent family continued this gardening tradition. They purchased the estate from Lord and Lady Ardilaun early in the twentieth century. It was at this time that the Sunken Garden, Rock Garden and the Stream Garden were developed.
Muckross House is home to skilled craftworkers, pottery makers, book binders and weavers. The Traditional Farms show an authentic interpretation of life in 1930’s and 1940’s rural areas.Farming practices are carried out daily during visitor season.
To find out more on the history of Muckross House and go to http://www.muckross-house.ie/
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