Norm’s Thursday Doors :


My doors this week come from the fabulous Muckross House in Killarney, Co. Kerry.  This is a 19th century house built on the shores of the Lakes of Killarney, with magnificent gardens and old trees.   The house was built in 1839, and extensive work was done on the house and gardens in preparation for the visit of Queen Victoria in 1861 .

Muckross House, Killarney

This is the main entrance to the house, which is open to the public, and furnished in the original style – a very grand mansion, but probably not so grand for those living ‘downstairs’ and having to carry everything up two or three flights of stairs from the kitchens in the basement.

 

Muckross House, Killarney

And these are some of the doors from the back of the house – probably a storeroom.

Servant’s Entrance?

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jean Reinhardt
    May 05, 2017 @ 10:21:24

    I love that place, Joan. I’m due another visit, it’s been a while. A friend of mine told me yesterday how she walks her dog around the lake every weekend (her boyfriend lives there) and that she’ll be moving there in the next couple of years. Killarney is one of the places we considered settling when we returned from Spain, but it was even further from family than Youghal is.

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  2. bedlamanddaisies
    May 05, 2017 @ 21:56:58

    It looks like a beautiful place to visit! 🙂

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  3. conspicari
    May 08, 2017 @ 22:32:56

    Really like the Servant’s Entrance door. :>)

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