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The House dates from 1843 and was build for the Herbert family. It came later into the hands of Maud and Arthur Rose Vincent, but after Maud's death, the estate of around 4.500 ha was presented to the Irish nation in 1932.
The interior of the House has been preserved, with its original furniture and artefacts. The estate offers not only many different cultural events such as lectures, theatre, dance and concerts but also activities around farming and traditional crafts.
There is a Sunken Garden, Stream Garden and Rock Garden, restored Edwardian Glasshouses and parterre.
Next to traditional farming, the estate offers Muckross Weavers, Muckross Pottery and Conservation Bookbinding.
Muckross House Research Library is to document the traditions, way of life, and history of the people of Kerry.
For more detailed information about events, visits and programmes, see website.