Be sure to visit historical homes and gardens located near various Killarney rentals on your next trip to scenic Ireland. Killarney, a small town in County Kerry, sits in the southwestern portion of Ireland and is part of Killarney National Park. There are many historical places of value to be found here, including Ross Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and Muckross House and Abbey.
The Coolclogher Historic Mansion is one such historic home set within a 60-acre gated estate. This 19th century manor home provides a private retreat not far from Killarney National Park. With crystal lakes and green backdrops, this mansion is a must for history buffs.
Nestled within Killarney National Park is the Muckross House with its gardens. Especially beautiful in spring, the gardens are abloom with red and pink rhododendrons. You will also enjoy a sunken garden, rock garden and stream garden, along with an arboretum filled with indigenous trees. The Muckross House, originally built for Henry Arthur Herbert, was the first in a series of houses occupied by many generations of this family. Designed by Scottish architect William Burn, this historic home was built in 1843.
Churches and Towers
Visit the Aghadoe Church, a 7th century monastery founded by St. Finian. It has the distinction of being the oldest monument in Killarney, complete with a church and round tower providing beautiful views of the city.
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