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Derrynane House

Derrynane House Review

The Ring of Kerry has very few beautiful and historic country houses so many visitors here enjoy making a special excursion to Derrynane House, located 30 km (18 miles) west of Sneem. Famed as the home of Daniel O'Connell (1775–1847), "the Liberator," the mansion comes complete with a lovely garden and 320-acre seaside estate, now called the Derryname National Park. The house's south and east wings (which O'Connell himself remodeled) are decorated with much of the furniture and other items associated with the man who campaigned for Catholic Emancipation (the granting of full rights of citizenship to Catholics), which became a reality in 1829.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Near Caherdaniel, off N70 Sneem, Co. Kerry
  • Phone: 066/947–5113
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Oct.–late Nov. and Apr., Wed.–Sun. 10:30–5; May–Sept., daily 10:30–6; closed late Nov.–early Apr.
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  • Location: Sneem
Updated: 02-26-2013

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