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Muckross Riding Stables

Killarney, Kerry, V93 TNH1


3.5km from Killarney


Meet your host…

Mrs Maureen O'Donovan

We would like to welcome you to our home and farm in the heart of Muckross where we have been looking after guests for almost 40 years. We are happy to assist with directions, advice on restaurants in Killarney, walking in the National Park or in any way we can. Feel free to ask A warm welcome awaits you at Muckross Riding Stables.

Mangerton Road
Muckross
Killarney
V93 TNH1

Adjacent to the exceptional 200-year-old Killarney National Park, Muckross Riding Stables is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. With comfortable, spacious rooms, guests can relax after a busy day and enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the County Kerry landscape.  Recommended by Le Guide du Routard, guests will enjoy access to the region’s famed trails, treks and lakeside scenery.

Farmstay Experience

Muckross Riding Stables is a horse lover’s haven with horses and ponies on site to view and interact with. Trekking or horseriding can be arranged at short notice locally but not onsite. Jaunting car trips can be arranged from Muckross Riding Stables each day. Children and big kids will love our small interactive pet farm with lambs, puppies ,ponies and rabbits to play with. Children also have access to our playground with swings slides and gliders available.

How to get here

From Killarney, take the N71 towards Kenmare and continue for approximately 4km. On your left you will pass The Jarvey's Rest Pub and Muckross Hotel, take the first immediate left and continue up this steep road approximately 1.5km, until you arrive at the sign for Muckross Stables on your left.

Sat Nav: Lat (52.021801) - Long (-9.478997)

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Facilities

  • B and B Accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance
  • Baby Sitting
  • Cot Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

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Overall Score

8.9/10
Fabulous

 

Mike Wernigk

22 May 2019 
Review Score: 3/10

I am not quite sure what to say about Muckross. This was the B&B that we liked the least during our visit. The photos of the site showed a fully functional farm with horses, goats, etc. We did see the beautiful horses on site later that evening, but the only other animal was a dog that was laying in the parking lot that would not move to allow someone to park. We ended up parking on the last side of the house. We did not feel as welcome as the other three B&B's that we stayed at. The owner was pretty rude about me parking on the back side of the house due to their dog. Breakfast the next morning was not exactly what I would call a filling breakfast. I was expecting the same quality Irish Breakfast that we had experienced at other stays. Instead we were offered fruit, pastry, cold cuts, and cheese. We did meet two wonderful couples there during breakfast that felt the same way as the above review. Muckross Riding Stables leaves a lot to be desired for. We will not be staying here in the future and I would recommend others to seek other options as their are plenty available in the area.

Host's Reply:
Dear Guest. We are truly diappointed with your review. We have been in business for over 40 years and we have always taken pride in our property and how we care for our customers as is evident from our previous reviews. We have a fully functioning farm and everything in the pictures is still here at the farm. I dont know where you think you saw pictures of goats but we have not had goats here for a number of years now. In relation to breakfast we offer continental breakfast to some of our guests depending on the site you book through. On the morning in question while I was busy preparing a fiull Irish breakfast for other guests and by the time I got to you to offer you your hot breakfast option you had already filled up on the continental options. It is unfortunate you had no room left to enjoy our infamous fresh cooked full Irish breakfast. We hope the rest of your trip met your expectations. The ODonovan Family

Alyson

03 Nov 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

My friend and I loved staying here two nights. Maureen and her daughter were accommodating and helpful with finding day excursions we had in mind. Maureen even got out a map to show us how to get into the town of Kilarney to shop. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful and breakfast was delicious each morning.

Tim, Lori, Ethan, and Joe

26 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

This was a great B&B! We were travelling with our two sons age 2 & 3 and they absolutely loved the sheep, horses and playground in the beautiful yard. When they were being a handful, Mrs. O'Donovan and her daughter gave them some toys to play with and they couldn't have been better hosts. Aside from the beautiful house and clean rooms the location was perfect, being right in Killarney National Park and a short drive from downtown Killarney. I would highly recommend this B&B and we will definitely be staying there again on our next trip to Ireland!!

Cheryl

13 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

This place was one of my favorite B&B’s! It was very clean and the breakfast was delicious!! The nearby waterfall and national park are a must see!! The host was most gracious!!

Kelli Carron

01 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

Wonderful experience! Hosts were lovely and the food was delicious. Very close to some awesome attractions. The Muckross House and Waterfall are must sees when staying at this B&B.

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