Ross Castle

Ross Castle information

Location
Ross Castle , Ireland
Address
Ross Rd
Telephone
+353 64 663 5851
More information
www.heritageireland.ie
Prices
adult/child €4/2
Opening hours
9am-5.45pm Mar-Oct
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Restored by Dúchas, lakeside Ross Castle dates back to the 15th century, when it was a residence of the O'Donoghues. It was the last place in Munster to succumb to Cromwell's forces, thanks partly to its cunning spiral staircase, every step of which is a different height in order to break an attacker's stride.

The castle is a lovely 3km walk from the St Mary's Cathedral pedestrian park entrance; you may well see deer. If you're driving from Killarney, turn right opposite the petrol station at the start of Muckross Rd. Access is by guided tour only.