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Derrynane House, National Historic Park
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Visit the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, one of Ireland's most famous historical figures, at Derrynane House, in Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry. Enjoy 120 hectares of parklands in this national treasure on the scenic Kerry coast.

Dublin's main street, O'Connell Street, is named after him, and he's known as one the greatest figures in modern Irish history, but the home of Daniel O'Connell, Derrynane House is largely undiscovered. The impressive house is sheltered in woodland at the tip of the Iveragh Peninsula on the scenic Ring of Kerry.

Tour the rooms, laid out as they were in the 19th century and discover artefacts of O'Connell's life and career as a lawyer, politician and statesman. Explore highlights of the permanent collection including the unique chariot, presented to Daniel O’Connell, by the citizens of Dublin in 1844.

Take time to wander the impressive gardens; the main plantations and garden walks were laid out in the 18th and 19th centuries. Stop by the Gothic folly known as the summer house to see for yourself why Daniel O'Connell loved to spend his holidays here.

Why we like it
  • Historic home and parklands on the Ring of Kerry.
  • Fascinating guided tours and audiovisual presentation.
  • Tearoom open March to December.
  • Extensive gardens with walks and great views.
Tips from locals

Just near Derrynane House, National Historic Park you can cross over the beach to Abbey Island and check out the ruins of Derrynane Abbey.

Tips from locals

While you're in Caherdaniel take a stroll on Derrynane Beach, known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The views of the Atlantic, Kenmare Bay and Scarriff and Deenish islands are spectacular.

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