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Ross Castle

Category: Families, Culture, Sightseeing

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, General Attractions

The National Park
Co Kerry
Tel: +353 64 663 5851

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Typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages

Ross Castle

Ross Castle is located on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park and is considered a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages.

Ross Castle was built in the late 15th century by local ruling clan the O'Donoghues Mor (Ross). The tower house had square bartizans on diagonally opposite corners and a thick end wall and was originally surrounded by a square bawn defended by circular flanking towers, two of which remain.

Much of the bawn was removed by the time the Barrack building was added on the south side of the castle sometime in the middle of the 18th century. The castle contains 16th and 17th century oak furniture.

Opening Time:

Open daily 8th March - 24th October 9.30am-5.45pm. Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Admission Charge:

Adults €4; Child/Student €2; OAP/Group €3; Family €10.
Ross Castle - Killarney County Kerry Ireland
Ross Castle - Killarney County Kerry Ireland
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2km from Killarney, off N71 (Kenmare Road).

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