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Muckross Farms in jeopardy

Employees informed of redundancies at Traditional Farms from September 1 but confusion reigns

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It’s the real thing....President Mary McAleese gets a fresh loaf of bread from Mary Cahill and Anne Cronin during her 2009 visit to Muckross Traditional Farms in Killarney. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

It’s the real thing....President Mary McAleese gets a fresh loaf of bread from Mary Cahill and Anne Cronin during her 2009 visit to Muckross Traditional Farms in Killarney. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

It’s the real thing....President Mary McAleese gets a fresh loaf of bread from Mary Cahill and Anne Cronin during her 2009 visit to Muckross Traditional Farms in Killarney. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Confusion reigns over the future of Muckross Traditional Farms after the Department of Heritage failed to respond to key queries put to it by The Kerryman yesterday.

This newspaper posed additional questions to the Department after it announced on Tuesday afternoon that the Farms would "remain open".

This appeared to contradict what the Board of Trustees revealed last week, that the award-winning farm would close indefinitely from September 1. From now until then, the farm would remain open on a limited capacity, the Board had said.