Killarney House officially opened to public

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is to hold exhibitions at Killarney House which was officially opened today by Arts Minister, Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State, Brendan Griffin.

The €10 million refurbishment of the 19th century building along with its grounds and gardens in Killarney National Park was announced by then Arts Minister, Jimmy Deenihan six years ago. The project also involved the Office of Public Works and Fáilte Ireland.

The house’s three main rooms are now open to the public for the first time; the dining room, living room/library and the drawing room. The house is being developed as the main visitor and interpretative centre for the National Park.

Tourism minister, Brendan Griffin, says it’s great that Killarney House is now open to the public.

Arts Minister, Heather Humphreys, says today is a milestone for Killarney.