Ross Castle can be found at Ross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry. It is located on the banks of Lough Leane overlooking the lake and the Inisfallen Island.
Ross Castle was built in the late 15th century by the O’Donoghue’s who ruled Killarney and the surrounding area at the time. It is a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. The castle is surrounded by a defensive wall or a bawn with round corner towers, two of which remain. Parts of the bawn were removed when an extension building was added on the south side of the castle.
We did not plan on visiting the castle when we went to Killarney so we did not know what to expect when got to the place. It was January when we got there. Unfortunately, they were not doing guided tours inside the castle at the time. We just took a stroll around the castle grounds, took loads of pictures and appreciated the view. You can also take a boat trip from the castle dock to Innisfallen Island and around the Lakes of Killarney. I suggest that if you plan on visiting Ross Castle, research about it so you won’t miss out on the activities and facilities the place has to offer.
Here’s a video that I made featuring Ross Castle:
♥ Just Wandering, Nicole ♥