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There’ll be no rock concerts at the restored Killarney House and Gardens.

That’s according to Regional Manager of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Pat Dawson, who was speaking ahead of the re-opening of the ornamental gardens this Sunday, following a €7 million restoration project over the past three years.

Photo: killarneynationalpark.ieThere’s still more work to be done the 35 acres, so they’ll only open at weekends until the end of June; Killarney House will be fully refurbished and open later in the year.

Pat Dawson says while they hope to have concerts in the house and gardens; they’ll be appropriate to the setting.

The original Killarney House was built around 1726, and part of it is contained in the current house which dates back to 1915.

It was once home to the Earls of Kenmare, and later US building magnate John McShain, who donated it to the Government.

Pat Dawson of the National Parks and Wildlife Service says an arch from the old house was only discovered during the recent restoration works.