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Derrynane House

the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, one of the great figures in modern Irish history.

  • 8 hr
  • From 5 ευρώ
  • Derrynane, Kerry

Service Description

Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman, and one of the great figures in modern Irish history. Many relics of O’Connell’s life and career are preserved in Derrynane House, but the house is more than just a museum. Derrynane was one of the great influences on Daniel O’Connell’s life as he himself was always ready to admit. For several generations, it had been the ancestral home of the O’Connell’s. It had been his own childhood home and, throughout his career, it was his country residence. He and his family spent most summers at Derrynane. It was here that he was host to many guests in the surroundings that he loved and here he indulged his passion for beagling. Many books have been written about O’Connell but one can perhaps gain a greater insight into his character by visiting his home at Derrynane and experiencing the surroundings familiar to him during his life. Today some 120 hectares (300 acres) of the lands of Derrynane, together with Derrynane House, make up Derrynane National Historic Park, under the management of National Historic Properties of the Office of Public Works. The House also boasts a beautiful tearoom which is open from March until December. Dog-walking is permitted, but dogs must be kept on a lead in public areas. There is designated special needs parking available in Derrynane, and the house and gardens have level access. There is a lift present in Derrynane House, and an induction loop system at reception. Opening Hours 17 March – 30 September Daily: 10:00 – 16:30 1 October – 5 November Daily: 10:00 – 16:00 11 November – 10 December Saturday & Sunday only: 10:00 – 15:00

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