This calm and tranquil setting is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It's also a great place to bring the kids as they can roam free in the big gardens while remaining in your line of vision.
While in Muckross, be sure to visit its Traditional Farms, which showcase 1930 – 1940’s Ireland. Here you will take in three working farms, a labourer's cottage, a carpenter's workshop, a harness maker and a blacksmith's forge.
Be sure to examine the interiors of the small dwellings, which were very basic. Remember this was an Ireland with no electricity or running water. Chat to the farmers and their wives to learn about their everyday lives. View the traditional machinery used. You may also be lucky enough to see them going about their daily tasks such as feeding their animals or baking traditional bread which you can then taste.
Take more than just a souvenir from Muckross. Mucros Pottery is made on site in the Walled Garden Centre and is the perfect memento of a great day out – it’s practical too! You can also purchase this in the gift shop along with much more!
If you get peckish, Muckross has dining facilities that serve gluten free, vegan and vegetarian dishes. The Garden Restaurant boasts the breathtaking backdrop of the MacGillycuddy Reeks.
You may gain access by car, by bus, on foot, by bicycle, or on jaunting cars, at entrances along the N71 road. These entrances, most of which are close to Killarney town, are sign-posted.