Muckross Traditional Farms
Muckross Traditional Farms are in the grounds of Muckross House. The various farm cottages, houses and schoolhouse are a representation of the lifestyles and farming traditions of a rural community in the 1930’s – from the small cottage of the farm-labourer to the grand house of the big land owner.
Visit three separate working farms (small, medium and large), each complete with animals, poultry and machinery. The farm dwellings are furnished in traditional style, complete with dressers, settlebeds and mealbins. There is also a Labourer’s Cottage, a Carpenter’s Workshop and a Blacksmith’s Forge.
State-sponsored primary school education was introduced to Ireland in 1831 and was organised at parish level. This schoolhouse is typical of many rural Irish schools built from c. 1910. Divided into two rooms internally, each teacher usually taught several different classes within the one classroom.
Our younger visitors will enjoy our small Farm Animal Petting Area, complete with its own Bouncy Castle. Parents can enjoy a sheltered picnic in our Woodland Play Area, while their youngsters have fun on the wonderful slides and swings. There is a cafe as well.
A free complimentary coach service, with universal access, circles the site continuously. Visitors are welcome to board and alight from the coach as they choose, while visiting each of the farm dwellings along the way. Save money by purchasing a joint ticket for Muckross House and Traditional Farms.
Muckross, Kenmare Road,
Killarney, Co. KerryView Website