Plan a Visit
The gardens are open all year round. The house opens from mid-March to early November.
Open Daily : 10.30am to 5.15pm
Last Admission 45 minutes before closing
The house is located 3.5km from Caherdaniel (off the N70, the Ring of Kerry).
There is parking for both cars and coaches on site.
Drag the yellow figure to the red pin to explore the site at streetview level.
The tearoom is open from Easter weekend until the end of September. Dog-walking is permitted, but dogs must be kept on a lead in public areas.
There is designated special needs parking available in Derrynane, and the house and gardens have level access. There is a lift present in Derrynane House, and an induction loop system at reception.
Guided tours are available, and take approximately thirty minutes. There is a maximum of twenty five people per tour. There is also a seashore nature booklet available.
The average length of a visit is one hour.
Photography / Video
Photography is permitted within the house (no flash allowed). For commercial photography please contact us.
There is a charge for entry to the house.
Holders of the Heritage Card gain free admission. The first Wednesday of every month is free for everyone. School groups are also entitled to free entry.
Also in the Area
Distance: 25km to Ballingskelligs harbour.
12km out to sea, this rock reveals a remarkably well-preserved sixth-century monastery at the top of a 618-stair climb.
Muckross House, Gardens, and Traditional Farm
A nineteenth-century Victorian mansion with exhibits showing life both upstairs and downstairs. World-renowned gardens and on-site traditional craft workshops.
Garinish Island (Ilnacullin)
Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Ilnacullin is a small island of 37 acres known to horticulturalists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty. The gardens were created by Anna Bryce and Harold Peto, some seventy years ago.
Caherdaniel is named after Daniel O’Connell, and is located halfway around the Ring of Kerry, making it an ideal resting point in your journey. It is surrounded by magnificent beaches; Caherdaniel is one mile from Derrynane Beach.
Watersports such as windsurfing and sailing are popular activities. There are also many local hiking trails. The views as you drive into and through Caherdaniel are wonderful, taking in surrounding islands and harbours. There is accommodation, and a choice of cafés and restaurants, located in the village.
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, and reaches from Donegal to Cork, visiting 2,650km of beautiful Irish coastline on its way. The Kerry shore is a key part of the Wild Atlantic Way, and the route stretches from Listowel to Kenmare. Derrynane’s Blue Flag beach, sea sports, walking routes, and the historic house, mean that it is a popular section of the Way to visit.
You can also read about the history of the site before your visit.
Find out about Muiris ‘Hunting-Cap’ O’Connell who inherited the house in 1770, and who later brought his nephew, Daniel, to live there.