Located in the heart of Killarney National Park is the 19th century Victorian Muckross House. Situated by Muckross Lake and surrounded by gardens, the house is said to be one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. The house was built for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife and was where Queen Victoria stayed on her visit in 1861. While the wonderfully maintained mansion is one of the top reasons for visiting, the gardens and greenery that surround the house are what makes a visit here an absolute must. The grounds allow visitors to experience the way people lived in the 18th and 19th centuries without modern day luxuries. There are three traditional farms complete with animals and machinery; which are worth exploring, along with the blacksmith's forge, a carpenter’s workshop, and a laborer’s cottage. Also found on the grounds is a walled garden, consisting of greenhouses, a restaurant, a potter shop, a craft shop, a weaving shop and more. Visitors can take guided tours of the property to learn more about its history.
Muckross House &Traditional Farms - Joint Ticket Adult: €15.00 Groups, Senior Citizen, Student (over 18): 13.00 Child (aged 3-5): €6.00 Child (aged 6-18): €10.50
Operating hours tend to very. Check the website before visiting
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Muslims visiting Muckross House will not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction. They will however be able to locate plenty of secluded areas outdoors to offer their prayers. Muslim tourists could also visit the only known mosque in the town of Killarney - the Killarney Islamic Cultural Centre & Mosque.
As mentioned above, Muckross House does have a restaurant. While visitors will be able to find a selection of delectable dishes here, Muslim tourists will have to dine on vegetarian and seafood options, since non-Halal ingredients are sure to be used in most dishes. Muslim visitors can also visit the one known Halal restaurant in Killarney; Mixor Kebab.