The Killarney House was the residence of the McShain family (American philanthropists) and mansion of the Killarney National Park until the 1980s, when the house was donated to the Irish state. The restoration of the 18th Century house was the largest single investment in any tourism project in 2011. The house will be developed as a visitor centre, with some of the formal rooms being restored, used to display its valuable collection of antiques. The visitor centre will include state-of- the-art technology in a new extension, including an audio visual room, exhibition space for tempo- rary exhibitions and cultural events. The former pleasure grounds and gardens around the house will also be restored to their former glory.
Status: Under Construction
Location: Killarney, IE
My Role: Architect, Clerk of Works.
Additional Credits: BAM International, the Office of Public Works OPW