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Derrynane House

The childhood home of Daniel O’Connell

17 March- 10 December 2023

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Derrynane House

The childhood home of Daniel O’Connell

17 March- 10 December 2023

See all opening times


Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

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Co. Kerry
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Derrynane House

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.

Opening Times

17 March – 10 December 2023



Seasonal Opening Times

17 March - 30 September

Daily: 10:00 – 16:30

01 October -05 November

Daily 10.00 – 16.00


11 November - 10 December

Weekends only

10:00 – 15:00


Co. Kerry
V23 FX65

066 947 5113

Getting Here

3.5km from Caherdaniel – off N70 – ‘Ring of Kerry’.

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  • Art
  • Baby Changing
  • Brochure
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Lift
  • Museum
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
  • WiFi


  • Assistance dogs only
  • Uneven walkways


Social Guide

Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting Derrynane House. This will help first-time visitors, families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to Derrynane House.

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