Posted by: Our Kerry | June 23, 2013

Derrynane House & The Morpeth Scrolls

Here’s my first Guest Blog courtesy of Joe O Sullivan … a recent visitor to beautiful Derrynane

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Derrynane Bay

 

 

On view at Derrynane House until the end of June , the ” Morpeth Scrolls” should not be missed if you are anywhere in the vicinity.

Morpeth was High Commissioner in Ireland at the time of Daniel O’Connell’s campaign and was very supportive.
By way of thanks ,after Emancipation had been achieved and Morpeth was returning to England , a ‘ thank you’ petition was circulated throughout the country. It was signed by more than 160,000 people ( the local clergy signed on behalf of the many illiterates !) . The  Scrolls run to about 420 metres.

 

Visit and read, hear and see the displays , visual and audio before they move on to Dublin.

Derrynane House

Derrynane House

Much more to do and see at the house which will close for refurbishment after the summer season. The Board of Works are taking responsibility for this so I encourage you to visit soon!!

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Gardens at Derrynane

The House is a ‘ must ‘ for anyone interested in that period of our history and the gardens are oases of tranquility and beauty

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Fairy Houses at Derrynane!

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