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We would like to apologise for any inconsistencies across our website as we are currently working to update it.

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.

 

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Muckross House & Gardens

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Virtual Tours of Muckross
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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Old Market Lane. Killarney
Down The Cobbled Lanes
A look at life in Killarney in the early 20th Century

Over the course of several months in 1985 an oral history project was undertaken by two members of the Trustees of Muckross House. Tadhg O’Sullivan of Kerry Mineral Waters, and Paddy MacMonagle of Killarney Printing Works....

 

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The Big Spring-clean!

After a long winter, Muckross Traditional Farms will once again open to the public on Saturday 19 March. Library staff members David Lynch and Joan O’Connor have been busy spring-cleaning each dwelling for the big day.... Read More

 

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