Monday, October 7, 2013

Ross Castle Killarney

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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