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Ross Castle

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  • Name: Ross Castle
  • Address: Ross Road Killarney
  • Phone Number: 064 663 5851
  • Email: rosscastle@opw.ie

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 oak 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.

Opening Hours

10th March - 30th March: 09.30 - 17.45

31 March - 28th September: 09.00 - 17.45

29th September - 26 October: 09.30 - 17.45

Average length of visit: 1 hour

Last admission 45 minutes before closing