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Derrynane House

Derrynane Beach

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, near Caherdaniel, off N70. 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: Sneem, Co. Kerry
  • Phone: 066/947–5113
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: May–Sept., daily 10:30–6; Apr. and Oct.–late Nov., Wed.–Sun. 10:30–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Sneem
Updated: 04-10-2014

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