hotelsattractionshistoric irelandCastles Historic Ireland

Places to Visit in Killarney, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Ross Castle, Killarney

Ross Castle

County Kerry
Tel: +353(0) 64 35851/2
Email: click here
Website: click here

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 ODonoghue 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.

Exhibitions. Toilets and car/coach park close to site.

2km from Killarney, off N71 (Kenmare Road).

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

Go Back to County Kerry?
More Places to Visit in County Kerry?
Find Places to Stay in County Kerry near Ross Castle?