Derrynane House, Ireland Photos

Derrynane House (1702) in Derrynane National Park on Ring of Kerry is the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, an important leader & politician of the first half of the 19th C. & continues to have the high regard of the Irish people. He was instrumental in achieving Catholic Emancipation in Ireland & fought for repeal of the Act of Union & Irish independence. The house, which is under the management of the OPW, contains many relics of O'Connell's personal life & career.

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Derrynane House & dunes seen from beach of Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Derrynane House home of Daniel O'Connell, founder of Irish independence movement in Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Derrynane House in Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Derrynane House, ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, a 19th C politician who gained equal rights for Catholics. Ireland.
Derrynane House & dunes seen from beach of Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Derrynane House (17thC) home of Daniel O'Connell, founder of Irish independence movement in Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Derrynane House (1702) in Derrynane National Park. Ireland. Style: f.Derrynane House, ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, a 19th C politician who gained equal rights for Catholics. Ireland.
Back entrance to Derrynane House. Ireland.Chapel at Derrynane House. Ireland.Entrance door at Derrynane House. Ireland.Dining room at Derrynane House where Daniel O'Connell entertained distinguished guests. Ireland.
Back entrance to Derrynane House. Ireland.Chapel at Derrynane House. Ireland.Entrance door at Derrynane House. Ireland.Dining room at Derrynane House where Daniel O'Connell entertained distinguished guests. Ireland.
Portrait of Count Daniel O'Connell by Jean Baptiste Paulin Guerin over dining room fireplace at Derrynane House. Ireland.Covered silver platters on sideboard at Derrynane House. Ireland.Daniel O'Connell portrait by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Detail of portrait of Daniel O'Connell by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Portrait of Count Daniel O'Connell by Jean Baptiste Paulin Guerin over dining room fireplace at Derrynane House. Ireland.Covered silver platters on sideboard at Derrynane House. Ireland.Daniel O'Connell portrait (c1817-18) by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Detail of portrait of Daniel O'Connell (c1817-18) by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Portrait of Mary O'Connell, wife of Daniel, & their son Daniel by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Morgan O'Connell by unknown in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Ellen O'Connell , daughter of Daniel, by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Maurice O'Connell , Daniel & Mary's eldest son, by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Portrait of Mary O'Connell, wife of Daniel, & their son Daniel (c1817) by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Morgan O'Connell (c1819/20) by unknown in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Ellen O'Connell (c1818), daughter of Daniel, by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Maurice O'Connell (c1820), Daniel & Mary's eldest son, by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Portrait of Catherine 'Kate' O'Connell , daughter of Daniel & Mary by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Elizabeth 'Betsey' & John O'Connell , children of Daniel & Mary O'Connell, by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Entrance hall with corner chair at Derrynane House. Ireland.Print of Derrynane Abbey & surrounding scenery at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Portrait of Catherine 'Kate' O'Connell (c1818), daughter of Daniel & Mary by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Elizabeth 'Betsey' & John O'Connell (c1818), children of Daniel & Mary O'Connell, by John Gubbins in dining room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Entrance hall with corner chair at Derrynane House. Ireland.Print (1833) of Derrynane Abbey & surrounding scenery at Derrynane House. Ireland.
O'Connell's study at Derrynane House. Ireland.Glass fronted bookcase in study at Derrynane House. Ireland.Dueling pistols, of which front one was used by O'Connell, to kill John D'Esterre who had challenged him to a duel. Ireland.Daniel O'Connell's gloves. Ireland.
O'Connell's study at Derrynane House. Ireland.Glass fronted bookcase in study at Derrynane House. Ireland.Dueling pistols, of which front one was used by O'Connell, to kill John D'Esterre who had challenged him to a duel (Feb. 1, 1815). Ireland.Daniel O'Connell's gloves. Ireland.
Daniel O'Connell allegorical painting depicted him as "The Liberator" of Catholic Ireland.Drawing room, used by Daniel O'Connell as a ballroom & for musical performances, at Derrynane House. Ireland.Drawing room with pair of settees at Derrynane House. Ireland.Table clock by Edie Smith of Jervis Street, Dublin, in drawing room at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Daniel O'Connell allegorical painting (c1880) depicted him as "The Liberator" of Catholic Ireland.Drawing room, used by Daniel O'Connell as a ballroom & for musical performances, at Derrynane House. Ireland.Drawing room with pair of settees at Derrynane House. Ireland.Table clock by Edie Smith of Jervis Street, Dublin, in drawing room at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Square baby grand piano in drawing room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Loo table carved with Irish symbols, originally used to play game of Loo, made by Peter Beakey, & given to O'Connell in 1844 while he was imprisoned for his political activities at Derrynane House. Ireland.Silver salver presented to O'Connell in 1826 by Catholics of Wexford as an indication of their support during a difficult period in struggle for Catholic Emancipation at Derrynane House. Ireland.Base of Loo table with carved Irish symbols at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Square baby grand piano in drawing room at Derrynane House. Ireland.Loo table carved with Irish symbols, originally used to play game of Loo, made by Peter Beakey, & given to O'Connell in 1844 while he was imprisoned for his political activities at Derrynane House. Ireland.Silver salver presented to O'Connell in 1826 by Catholics of Wexford as an indication of their support during a difficult period in struggle for Catholic Emancipation at Derrynane House. Ireland.Base of Loo table with carved Irish symbols at Derrynane House. Ireland.
State Chair & foot stool presented to O'Connell in 1844 while he was a political prisoner to mark his 61st birthday, made by Patrick Beakey, carving done by Gaussen, & tapestry made by Gaussen's sister at Derrynane House. Ireland.Miniatures display case with images of Daniel O'Connell & his family at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Daniel O'Connell MP by Patrick Joseph Haverty at Derrynane House. Ireland.Detail of portrait of Daniel O'Connell MP by Patrick Joseph Haverty at Derrynane House. Ireland.
State Chair & foot stool presented to O'Connell in 1844 while he was a political prisoner to mark his 61st birthday, made by Patrick Beakey, carving done by Gaussen, & tapestry made by Gaussen's sister at Derrynane House. Ireland.Miniatures display case with images of Daniel O'Connell & his family at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait of Daniel O'Connell MP by Patrick Joseph Haverty at Derrynane House. Ireland.Detail of portrait of Daniel O'Connell MP by Patrick Joseph Haverty at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Graphic , dedicated to the Irish people, commemorating centenary of birth of Daniel O'Connell at Derrynane House. Ireland.Graphic of politicians Thomas Steele, Daniel O'Connell & Norman Mahon at Derrynane House. Ireland.Graphic of political figures associated with Daniel O'Connell at Derrynane House. Ireland.Pencil sketch of Christopher O'Connell Fitzsimon, grandson of Daniel O'Connell at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Graphic (1875), dedicated to the Irish people, commemorating centenary of birth of Daniel O'Connell at Derrynane House. Ireland.Graphic of politicians Thomas Steele, Daniel O'Connell & Norman Mahon at Derrynane House. Ireland.Graphic of political figures associated with Daniel O'Connell at Derrynane House. Ireland.Pencil sketch (1847) of Christopher O'Connell Fitzsimon, grandson of Daniel O'Connell at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Chalk on paper portrait believed to be of Daniel O'Connell Jr. by Ernst Ferdinand Moritz Oertel at Derrynane House. Ireland.Watercolor of Ellen Fitzsimon née O'Connell by Edward Hayes at Derrynane House. Ireland.Watercolor of Christopher Fitzsimon, son-in-law of Daniel O'Connell by Edward Hayes at Derrynane House. Ireland.Christopher Fitzsimon, son-in-law of Daniel O'Connell pencil sketch by unknown at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Chalk on paper portrait (1845) believed to be of Daniel O'Connell Jr. by Ernst Ferdinand Moritz Oertel at Derrynane House. Ireland.Watercolor (c1850s/60s) of Ellen Fitzsimon née O'Connell by Edward Hayes at Derrynane House. Ireland.Watercolor (c1850's/60's) of Christopher Fitzsimon, son-in-law of Daniel O'Connell by Edward Hayes at Derrynane House. Ireland.Christopher Fitzsimon, son-in-law of Daniel O'Connell pencil sketch (1847) by unknown at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Eily Bianconi Hayes née Fitzsimmons, grand-daughter of Daniel O'Connell watercolor by unknown at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait believed to be of Euphemia 'Effie' O'Connell née Matthews , a distant relation of the Derrynane O'Connells, at Derrynane House. Ireland.Library at Derrynane House. Ireland.Davenport writing desk with hinged desktop in library at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Eily Bianconi Hayes née Fitzsimmons, grand-daughter of Daniel O'Connell watercolor (1862) by unknown at Derrynane House. Ireland.Portrait believed to be of Euphemia 'Effie' O'Connell née Matthews (1845), a distant relation of the Derrynane O'Connells, at Derrynane House. Ireland.Library at Derrynane House. Ireland.Davenport writing desk with hinged desktop in library at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Daniel O'Connell portrait by James Chisholm Gooden at Derrynane House. Ireland.Graphics of events in life of Daniel O'Connell published in Pictorial Times at Derrynane House. Ireland.Statuette of Daniel O'Connell at Derrynane House. Ireland.Death bed of Daniel O'Connell who died in Genoa on May 15, 1847. Ireland.
Daniel O'Connell portrait (c1840s) by James Chisholm Gooden at Derrynane House. Ireland.Graphics of events in life of Daniel O'Connell published in Pictorial Times at Derrynane House. Ireland.Statuette of Daniel O'Connell at Derrynane House. Ireland.Death bed of Daniel O'Connell who died in Genoa on May 15, 1847. Ireland.
Chapel on Derrynane property built by Daniel O'Connell in thanksgiving for his release in 1844 from Richmond Bridewell Prison. Ireland.Confessional screen in Derrynane Chapel. Ireland.Triumphal chariot presented to Daniel O'Connell by citizens of Dublin in 1844 upon his release from Richmond Bridewell Prison at Derrynane House. Ireland.Detail of Triumphal Chariot with Repeal banner & Irish harp representing campaign for repeal of Act of Union & Irish independence at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Chapel on Derrynane property built by Daniel O'Connell in thanksgiving for his release in 1844 from Richmond Bridewell Prison. Ireland.Confessional screen in Derrynane Chapel. Ireland.Triumphal chariot presented to Daniel O'Connell by citizens of Dublin in 1844 upon his release from Richmond Bridewell Prison at Derrynane House. Ireland.Detail of Triumphal Chariot with Repeal banner & Irish harp representing campaign for repeal of Act of Union & Irish independence at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Patriotic paining with Irish themes on Triumphal Chariot at Derrynane House. Ireland.Proclamation to People of Ireland from Daniel O'Connell urging only non-violent demonstrations for repeal of Act of Union & an independent Ireland at Derrynane House. Ireland.Drinking glasses used by O'Connell while a prisoner at Richmond Bridewell Prison at Derrynane House. Ireland.Personal toiletries used by Daniel O'Connell during his imprisonment at Richmond Bridewell Prison at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Patriotic paining with Irish themes on Triumphal Chariot at Derrynane House. Ireland.Proclamation (1844) to People of Ireland from Daniel O'Connell urging only non-violent demonstrations for repeal of Act of Union & an independent Ireland at Derrynane House. Ireland.Drinking glasses used by O'Connell while a prisoner at Richmond Bridewell Prison at Derrynane House. Ireland.Personal toiletries used by Daniel O'Connell during his imprisonment at Richmond Bridewell Prison at Derrynane House. Ireland.
Pathway through property around Derrynane House. Ireland.View of property through window at Derrynane House. Ireland.Crane fly at Derrynane House. Ireland.Ocean tide pools in Derrynane National Park. Ireland.
Pathway through property around Derrynane House. Ireland.View of property through window at Derrynane House. Ireland.Crane fly at Derrynane House. Ireland.Ocean tide pools in Derrynane National Park. Ireland.
Coastline at Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Pebbles on beach at Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Beaches at Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Grasses in sand at Derrynane National Park. Ireland.
Coastline at Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Pebbles on beach at Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Beaches at Derrynane National Park. Ireland.Grasses in sand at Derrynane National Park. Ireland.

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