Magical Muckross

I keep saying it but there is no place more beautiful than Ireland when the sun shines! As you know this year and last I have promised myself that I’m going to spend more time exploring our beautiful country so watch this space if you would like to do the same. In this post I’m showcasing the beautiful Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms through a picture diary. Situated just outside Killarney, Muckross House is located in Ireland’s oldest National Park and that is what I explored on my trip.

At the edge of the Killarney Lakes you couldn’t ask for a more picturesque view and what more the National Park is free to visit. If you would like to explore the house and traditional farms there is a small fee to pay but it definitely won’t break the bank.

We were so lucky with the weather when we visited which lead to us spending hours walking around the grounds.

There are ponies and traps near the main house which you can hire to take you around the whole of the National Park. This is great fun and our guide Big Tom did a great job showing us around (pony on the left of the below picture).

On our trip we visited Torc Waterfall which is simply stunning. Everything in this area is so natural and untouched.

I wonder if I’ll ever be able to grow a garden like this?!

Maybe I’ll have to invest in a green house like this one!

A trip to Kerry is always a good idea especially when the sun shines and I couldn’t recommend taking in Muckross enough.

*Muckross House and Gardens are open daily all year round (except the Christmas period). Muckross House is open 9am – 5.30pm (9am – 7pm from July 1st – August 31st). Admission to Muckross House is by Guided Tour only. Last admission is 1 hour before closing.



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