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Derrynane House

  • Off N70 Map It
  • Sneem
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's 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. 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.

Sight Information


Off N70, Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Closed Dec.–Mar.; Apr. and Oct.–late Nov., closed Mon. and Tues.

Published 01/10/2017


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