Kenmare House, in Killarney, is now open to visitors as a luxury private-accommodation destination.
The owners say that the estate offers picturesque views, a rich historical legacy, and an unparalleled location, in the heart of Killarney.
Kenmare House’s history dates back centuries, beginning with the arrival of the Browne family in Killarney in the sixteenth century.
This, the last Kenmare House, was once the home of Beatrice Grosvenor, the final member of the Browne family, the Earls of Kenmare, who had resided in Killarney since 1587.
Queen Victoria’s Visit
Queen Victoria stayed at Kenmare House during her visit to Killarney in 1861.
After Beatrice Grosvenor’s tenure, Kenmare House underwent several transitions before being restored and refurbished by the present owners, the Kelleher family and Castlerosse Park Resort.
The self-catering country home is suitable for large family and golfing groups, wedding parties, and special occasions.
Kenmare House can accommodate up to 14 guests in eight bedrooms and offers an array of accommodation options, including king rooms, a junior king room, and superior double and single rooms.
The house features five bathrooms, two spacious lounges, a fully equipped kitchen, a private chapel, and a nine-hole golf course.
Rates start from €1,000 per night, with a minimum four-night charge.
There are optional/extra luxuries available for an extra cost, i.e. a private chef, daily maid service, fully stocked bar, etc.
Castlerosse Park Resort
Kenmare House has a fully equipped modern kitchen with direct access to a terraced patio overlooking the gardens, with views of Killarney’s Lough Leane (Lower Lake) and Macgillycuddy’s Reeks.
Visitors will also have access to a full restaurant, the Lakeview Bar, a spa and leisure facilities at the nearby four-star Castlerosse Park Resort, just 200 meters away (open mid-March to mid-November).