Monday, October 7, 2013
Ross Castle is the home of the O'Donoghue Clan and was built in the 15th and changed hands after the Desmond rebellion to the Brownes, the Earls of Killarney. It was the last Castle to fall to Cromwell during the Irish confederate wars when 4000 foot Soldiers, 200 horsemen marched on it and Artillary approached it from the lake. The Castle is open to the public as a museum with guided tours and no photos are allowed inside.
The lake beside the castle is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of O'Donoghue Ross, how watches over the castle and who can be seen on certain days of the year.
View of the lake from the base of the castle
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Innishfallen on Lough Leane one of the Lakes of Killarney is the home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey which dates back to 640. Founded by St Finian the Leper the Island was occupied for 850 years until Queen Elizabeth 1 kicked the monks out in 1594. The Island said to give its name to the Lough Leane which means "Lake of Learning" and is said to be the place where legendary High king Brian Boru received his education.
The Abbey on the Island
Celtic Cross found on the bottom on the Lake
Carved Stone face
Views of the Lake from the walk around the Island
Little Chapel in the thicket surrounded by Deer.
More views of Lough Leane.
Posted by Paz at 10:34 PM