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Ross Castle

Ross Castle
Co. Kerry,
Phone: +353 64 663-5851
Fax: +353 64 663-5852

Local Information: Killarney, Co. Kerry

About Ross Castle

  • Ross Castle

This Castle may be considered a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. The date of its foundation is uncertain but it was probably built in the late 15th century by one of the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains. It is surrounded by a fortified bawn, its curtain walls 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 furniture. Access for people with disabilities to the ground floor only by prior arrangement. Please note that this site is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months.

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Ross Castle Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Ross Castle for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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