Derrynane House

The Liberator’s home

On a recent trip to Kerry, we visited the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator.  Since we had visited his crypt and round tower at Glasnevin cemetery, you can read about our visit here and got to touch his coffin and for years admired his statue on O’Connell street, we couldn’t miss an opportunity to see where the great man once lived. Brief history … Continue reading The Liberator’s home

Rothe House

The merchant of Marble city

We did a self guided tour around a restored late Tudor era merchant house and gardens.  The house was built between 1594 and 1610 and was the home of a wealthy 17th century merchant called John Rothe and his wife Rose Archer.  The Rothe’s built 3 houses, one behind the other, separated by courtyards, to accommodate their expanding family, they had 12 children. Museum The house is now … Continue reading The merchant of Marble city