Muckross House Research Library - Calendar


The Library hosts a number of educational and outreach events throughout the year on behalf of the Trustees of Muckross House.



  =  Schools' Events
  =  Public
  =  Special Interest Groups

January & February

2020

Date / Time

22, 29 January 2020

5, 12, 19, 26 February 2020

Children Learning at Feile

School Visits

A series of educational tours of Muckross House, specifically designed for senior pupils of Killarney’s
primary schools, takes place during the months of January and February.

(Please note: many schools, both from Killarney and elsewhere,
also visit Muckross House outside of this Winter time period).

March 2020

Date / Time

20 March 2020

7:30 to 8:30pm

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Big Fellow, Long Fellow: Friends or Foes?

A talk in the Garden Restaurant by broadcaster and writer Dr David McCullagh. This is the first of three Spring Talks hosted by Muckross House Research Library marking the Decade of Centenaries.

Admission is Free and Booking is not necessary.

Venue: Garden Restaurant, Muckross.

April 2020

Date / Time

3 April 2020

7:30 to 8:30pm

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1920: A Year of Terror

A talk in the Garden Restaurant by historian and writer Liz Gillis. This is the second of three Spring Talks hosted by Muckross House Research Library marking the Decade of Centenaries.

Admission is Free and Booking is not necessary.

Venue: Garden Restaurant, Muckross.

May 2020

Date / Time

11 - 15 May

(To Be Confirned)

Children listening to the Mná an Tí

Féile Chultúir Chiarraí (Festival of Kerry Culture)

The Library, together with Muckross Traditional Farms, hosts Féile Chultúir Chiarraí annually, over a one-week period, during the month of May. This event consists of a series of ‘hands-on’ workshops for primary school children. The workshops include: traditional butter-making; traditional bread baking; the work of the journeyman carpenter; the traditional Irish dwelling and its furnishings; traditional Irish music workshop.

Primary Schools within County Kerry are notified in advance of this event
and are accommodated on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis.

May 2020

Date / Time

15 May 2020

7:30 to 8:30pm

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Michael Collins and the War in the Shadows

A talk in the Garden Restaurant by broadcaster and writer Dr Myles Dungan.
This is the third of three Spring Talks hosted by Muckross House Research Library
marking the Decade of Centenaries.

Admission is Free and Booking is not necessary.

Venue: Garden Restaurant, Muckross.

August 2020

Date / Time

15 - 23 August 2020

7:30 to 8:30pm

Staff of old at Muckross House

Heritage Week

During Heritage Week members of the public may ‘encounter’ some historical characters
while visiting Muckross House.
These may include: ‘Queen Victoria’, the ‘Victorian Cook’ and ‘Butler’, as well as the Irish poet ‘W.B. Yeats.’

September 2020

Date / Time

11 September 2020

Event and Time to be confirmed.

Sven Habermann

Culture Night

Event and Time to be confirmed.

In 2019, conservator Sven Habermann led a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of Muckross House explaining  some of the issues we encounter while caring for a historic house.

December 2020

15 December 2020

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Newsletter Publication

Issue 30 of the Muckross Newsletter will be published in December 2020.

Issue 29 of the Muckross Newsletter is available here.

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