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“Ross Castle an iconic Irish image”
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Ross Castle
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Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney
Ranked #11 of 112 things to do in Killarney
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Owner description: This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths, including that of a ghost who still makes appearances at the castle.
Reviewed July 21, 2013

This 15th Century castle , originally the seat of the Chieftain of the O'Donoghue Clan, has surprising survived the rigors of time and has been admirably saved and restored, and very laudibly so, by the state agency responsible for national monuments.
Located on the shore of Lough Leane I wonder if The O'Donoghoe Mór actually knew how charming a location he chose for his seat of power. It was virtually unassailable until the arrival of that most reprehensible of invaders Oliver Cromwell who used all Irish land to pay his officers and reward his friends.
It is now an iconic image of romantic Ireland with its castle backdrop of a lake and mountains. The tour is about 30 minutes long and well worth doing.

Our guided tour by a girl with a slight 'foreign' accent was informative and comprehensive. She had a good knowledge of the detail of the history of the castle and was open to inquisitive questions.
In my youth I had visited this castle as a ruin as my late aunt wanted to find the grave of her uncle who had worked as a carpenter on the nearby Mucross Estate. It had been that long since I had been there and am most impressed at the sensitive restoration and the accessibility of the

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We found our own way here having finally extricated ourselves from unexpected Irish football traffic in Killarney. It is a beautifully situated tranquil spot, obviously popular with locals. However, the castle and ,more importantly, the toilets are very difficult to access.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We toured several castles throughout Ireland, and this tour was really great. They go into a lot of detail about certain aspects of the castle and why is was built the way it was. It is in a pretty location and the whole set-up is beautiful.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Grounds and view are beautiful but not a lot going on. Seems like it is used more as a local park and not much there for tourists.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I love castles and this was definitely a real castle! Walls, ramparts, steps, keep, the whole thing. Took some great atmospheric pictures. I don't know if they do tours inside the castle -- we did not have time to find out. But definitely worth a visit, IMHO.

Thank Anne C
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