Plan a Visit
12 – 19 May Wednesday to Sunday inclusive (Closed Monday/Tuesday).
Daily from 20 May. 10:30 – 16:30
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.
The tearoom is open from March until December. 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.
We have new visiting procedures at Derrynane House.
There is a queuing system outside the house. We can accommodate 10 people per visit which includes a 20 minute documentary and a self- guided tour. There will be a guide there to let you know about the available slots which are on a first come first served basis. Our entry times are 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and the last tour is at 4.30pm.
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 no charge for entry to the house.
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.