Welcome to Muckross House Research Library

The aim of Muckross House Research Library is to document the traditions, way of life, and history of the people of Kerry.
Since its establishment, almost fifty years ago, the Library has played an important role as a Centre for the Collection, Storage and Preservation, of documentary material relating to Kerry.

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Who are the Trustees of Muckross House ?

The Trustees of Muckross House (Killarney) CLG., is a voluntary and not-for-profit organisation.

What did Queen Victoria do at Muckross ?

The Herbert Family of Muckross enjoyed a high social standing, which reached its climax in 1861, with the visit of Queen Victoria to Killarney.

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Who were the owners of Muckross House ?

The Herbert family connection with Kerry began in 1656.

What was Ireland like In The 1930s & 1940s ?

The Irish Free State came into being at the end of 1922, following the signing of a Treaty with England in December 1921.

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