DiCamillo Companion

Derrynane House

  • House & Family History: Derrynane was the home of Eileen O'Connell, author of the 1773 poem "Dirge of Art O'Leary," and Daniel O'Connell, the 19th century leader of the struggle for Catholic Emancipation, who was known as "The Liberator."

    Comments: Derrynane is considered the best surviving example of an 18th century Irish big house of a Gaelic Catholic family.

  • Chapel & Church: Daniel O'Connell built a new chapel in 1844 to celebrate his release from prison.

  • Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pg. 102
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: Daniel O'Connell, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Office of Public Works

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 669-475-113

    Fax: 669-475-432

    Email: derrynanehouse@opw.ie

    Website: https://www.heritageireland.ie

    Historic Houses Member: No