Castle

Ross Castle

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Tips from locals

Connie
March 16, 2022
A day trip to Ross castle to view the castle & take in walks around the area
Brid
October 28, 2021
Literally around the corner! A must see whilst in Killarney. Walk through the Castle and around the lake or hop on a boat tour. Ross Castle sits on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built by O’Donoghue Mór in the 15th century. The Castle came into the hands of the Brownes who became the Earls of Kenmare and owned an extensive portion of the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park . Legend has it that O’Donoghue still exists in a deep slumber under the waters of Lough Leane. On the first morning of May every seven years he rises from the lake on his magnificent white horse and circles the lake. Anyone catching a glimpse of him is said to be assured of good fortune for the rest of their lives. The large rock at the entrance to the bay is known as O’Donoghue’s prison. Ross Castle was the last stronghold in Munster to hold out against Cromwell. It was eventually taken by General Ludlow in 1652.
Literally around the corner! A must see whilst in Killarney. Walk through the Castle and around the lake or hop on a boat tour. Ross Castle sits on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake and was built by O’Donoghue Mór in the 15th century. The Castle came into the hands of the Brownes who became the Ear…
David And Mary
April 29, 2021
Lovely to feed the ducks & swans here or enjoy a boat trip or tour the castle or enjoy the beautiful walking trails.
Moira
December 1, 2016
Ross Castle is a fortified tower house on the Lake of Killarney. A beautiful location well worth a visit.
Micheline
April 24, 2016
Historic site, Ross Castle is a 15th-century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park. . The tour is well worth it, but get there early or there might be a wait. Because of the narrow passageways, they will only allow guided tours of small groups at any time.

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