Muckross Park Hotel
Jackie Lavin & Bill Cullen
Muckross Road, Killarney,
Telephone: +353 (0)64 662 3400
Jackie Lavin and Bill Cullen are one of Ireland’s celebrity couples. Kerry born Jackie, is long recognised as one of Ireland’s beauties, as well as being an astute bu...
How to get there
How to get there:
Take the Muckross Road to the National Park. Past Muckross Village on the left hand side. Adjacent to Muckross House & Gardens.
Good to know
Number of rooms: 69
Suite €199 - €369
Double Room: €119 - €239
The Blue Pool Restaurant, GB Shaws Bistro
Moll Darcy's Bar Food
Open: All Year
Credit Cards: VISA, MC, AMEX, DINERS, LASER
About The Hotel
Jackie Lavin and Bill Cullen are one of Ireland’s celebrity couples. Kerry born Jackie, is long recognised as one of Ireland’s beauties, as well as being an astute business woman, and Dublin born Bill Cullen wrote his incredible life story, “It’s a Long Way from Penny Apples”, the royalties of which book, with his usual panache, Bill donated to the Irish Youth Foundation.
Some years ago Jackie and Bill bought the Muckross Park Hotel, uniquely located in the National Park on the Lakes of Killarney. A hotel since 1795, and originally part of the Muckross Estate owned by the Herbert family, it has seen visitors as diverse as Michael Collins, the Liberator Daniel O’Connell and Queen Victoria. The Muckross Park Hotel was the haunt too of great writers, it’s informal Seafood Bistro “GB Shaw’s” is named after George Bernard Shaw, who loved to stay with his wife, Charlotte Payne Townsend, and the new Atrium has hand painted wall inscriptions by W.B. Yeats and by the contemporary Irish poet, Brendan Kennelly.
There is a glorious olde world luxurious spaciousness to the entrance hall and gracious Country House reception rooms in the original house. The Piano Lounge – a perfect Victorian drawingroom - with its grand piano, magnificent sofas, beautiful fabrics, antiques and chandeliers is an oasis of calm.
However, the Muckross Park Hotel is not all about history, for the facilities are second to none. “Molly Darcy’s” traditional Irish bar with stonewalls, wooden floors, beamed ceilings and open fires, is great craic and does excellent food virtually all day. The Blue Pool Restaurant offers a gastronomic experience. The menu is superb from Glenbeigh Oysters to Foie Gras, Sole Meuniere to Pork Belly, you will be wined and dined with the best. In 2007 the Muckross Park, with its superb Cloisters Luxury Health Spa, was awarded 5 Star Status. Throughout the year Jackie and Bill hold Gastronomic events – so do check. It is a fab and fun place - just bliss.
So, you see, the craic is mighty, the 5 Star experience second to none.
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