Derrynane House & National Historic Park

Caherdaniel, Co Kerry

Immerse yourself in Derrynane; breath–taking coastal retreat of Daniel O’Connell ‘The Liberator’

Derrynane House, the family home of Daniel O’Connell, showcases The Liberator’s life and lasting impact on Irish culture, human rights and democracy. The original demesne landscape is set within Derrynane National Historic Park and covers over 120 hectares with extensive woodlands, informal gardens, spectacular coastline, archaeology, architectural features and internationally protected wildlife and habitats.

Derrynane is situated in the core zone of the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve, one of three Gold Tier Reserves in the world. Derrynane has a Green Flag award for meeting the highest international standards of quality, management, amenities and sustainability in public green spaces.

Informal woodland gardens with rare plant collection & endangered South American species. Walks & Trails, Seashore Nature Trail, Fairy House Woodland Trail, Mass Path, Kerry Way. 300 acres of unspoilt Irish landscape with wildlife habitats of international importance. 1.5 km of coastline, breath–taking scenery, top-ten Blue Flag beach, Abbey Island.

Experience to book in advance:

Derrynane House

Explore the home of one of Ireland’s great historic figures – Daniel O’Connell ‘The Liberator’. See the house and learn about O’Connell’s life and far– reaching legacy.

Fitness level: On flat surface – indoors.

Wheelchair accessible

Duration: 45 minutes.

Self guiding walks around the park.


T. 00 353 (0) 66 9475113



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Derrynane House & National Historic Park
Nearby Attractions
- Ring of Kerry
- Skellig Michil
- Kenmare Town
- Ross Castle.
The house is located 3.5km from Caherdaniel (off the N70, the Ring of Kerry).
- Car Parking.
- Coach Parking.
- On site Tea Room in Courtyard.
- Toilets, wheelchair accessible toilets, baby changing facilities

Tea Rooms:

Ahamore Tea Rooms Open daily,
10.30 – 17.45,
17.03.20 – 30.09.20

Open daily, 10.30 – 15.45,
01.10.20 – 01.11.20

Groups must pre–book.
t.+353 (0) 87 2655920
Opening Times
17 March – 30 September
10:30 – 16:30

1 October – 1 November
10:00 – 16:00

7 November – 13 December
10:00 – 15:00
Admission Rates
Adult - €5
Senior - €3
Group - €4
Family - €13

Under 12s go free.

Cash only, no credit card facilities.