We are centrally located and close to all the world famous attractions Killarney has to offer including the historical Muckross House and Gardens, Muckross Traditional Farm, Ross Castle and the Lakes of Killarney. We are situated on Ross Road on the verge of Killarney National Park. Ross Castle lies on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built by the famous O’Donoghue Mór clan way back during the 15th century. Ross Castle also came into the hands of the Brownes who became the Earls of Kenmare and owned an extensive portion of the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park.
No trip to Killarney can be complete without speaking to a Jarvey and taking a jaunting car ride. Killarney is world renowned for for its Jarveys who are excellent story tellers and have a local knowledge of the area that is second to none.
In addition to the idealistic landscape of Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens offers visitors an abundance of spectacular sights and photo opportunities. Muckross House was built for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, the water-colourist Mary Balfour Herbert. William Burn, the well-known Scottish architect, was responsible for its design. Building commenced in 1839 and was completed in 1843. During the 1850s,extensive garden works were undertook in preparation for Queen Victoria’s visit in 1861. Later, the Bourn Vincent family continued this gardening tradition. It was at this time that the Sunken Garden, Rock Garden and the Stream Garden were developed.