Derrynane House

Derrynane House

Derrynane, the Oakwood of St Fionán, stands at the very tip of the Iveragh Peninsula in Co. Kerry. Sheltered within the woodland stands Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman, and one of the great figures in modern Irish history.

A visit for primary level students can be used to support various aspects of the curriculum including:

  • Art, Craft and Design (investigate by looking; learn about artists; architects and designers from different periods; develop observational skills)
  • History (how people lived; the changes that took place over different periods and how people were affected by those changes; understanding local history and learning about evidence)
  • CSPE (appreciating our environment)

For more information and to arrange a visit go to Derrynane House.

The OPW offers free access to all OPW managed Heritage Sites to school-going children under their Free Schools Visits programme. This Programme is intended to support the educational curriculum and children can, with their teachers, engage with many relevant aspects of their learning including art, history and social science at these historic & heritage locations throughout the country.

Text and image courtesy of Heritage Ireland and Derrynane House.