At the southern tip of the Iveragh Peninsula is Derrynane House, the ancestral home of one of the greatest figures of Irish history. Daniel O’Connell, known as ‘The Liberator’, was a lawyer, politician and statesman. The demesne landscape is now included in Derrynane National Historic Park – over 120 hectares of lands rich in natural and cultural heritage with a plethora of archaeological, horticultural, botanical and ecological treasures.
Derrynane was the home of the O’Connell family for generations. The young Daniel was raised there and returned almost every summer for the rest of his life.
The house now displays many unique relics of O’Connell’s life, including a triumphal chariot presented to him by the citizens of Dublin in 1844 and the very bed in which he passed away three years later.
It is a must-visit for anyone in search of insight into the life of an Irish historical giant.
Derrynane House will close for the 2021 season on 12 December 2021.
Seasonal Opening Times
10:00 – 16:00
- November - 12 December
10:00 – 15:00
Cash Only, please – No credit card facility
066 947 5113
- Baby Changing
- Car park
- Guided tours
- Interpretive exhibit
- Walking trails
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
- Uneven walkways
Nearby sites to visit
An island monastery towering over the sea
Approx. 27.2 km from Derrynane House
Ilnacullin – Garinish Island
An island garden of rare beauty
Approx. 40.5 km from Derrynane House
The Blasket Centre – Ionad an Bhlascaoid
The story of a remarkable island community
Approx. 47.0 km from Derrynane House