Ploughing at Muckross Traditional Farms

The horse reigned supreme – all farming activities were carried out using horsepower and traditional farm machinery. The rhythm of life followed a yearly cycle and the farmer’s activities were governed by the seasons and the weather.

Visit three separate working farms (small, medium and large), each complete with animals, poultry and machinery. The farm dwellings are furnished in traditional style, complete with dressers, settle beds and meal bins. There is also a Labourer’s Cottage, a Carpenter’s Workshop and a Blacksmith’s Forge.

Ploughing at Muckross Traditional Farms

The horse reigned supreme – all farming activities were carried out using horsepower and traditional farm machinery. The rhythm of life followed a yearly cycle and the farmer’s activities were governed by the seasons and the weather.

Visit three separate working farms (small, medium and large), each complete with animals, poultry and machinery. The farm dwellings are furnished in traditional style, complete with dressers, settle beds and meal bins. There is also a Labourer’s Cottage, a Carpenter’s Workshop and a Blacksmith’s Forge.

The Schoolhouse logo

State-sponsored primary school education was introduced to Ireland in 1831 and was organised at parish level. Muckross School House is typical of many Irish rural schools built c. 1910. Divided into two rooms internally, each teacher usually taught several different classes within the one classroom. Pupils were expected to bring sods of turf to school for the open fires. Separate dry toilets, for boys and girls, were always located in the yard at the rear.

Petting Area & Playground

The animal petting area is a favourite with both adults and children.

In addition, the Woodland Playground provides a sheltered picnic area where parents can relax while the youngsters enjoy the swings and slides

Petting Area & Playground

The animal petting area is a favourite with both adults and children.

In addition, the Woodland Playground provides a sheltered picnic area where parents can relax while the youngsters enjoy the swings and slides

Muckross Traditional Farms Gallery

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