Wednesday, February 11, 2015
I was here before during October 2013 (to see click here) and the place has a lovely history.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.
Ross Castle with snow capped mountain in background
Feeding the Ducks
Lake and Mountains
Fishing boats abandoned for the winter
Some of the walk around the castle
A seat with a view
Posted by Paz at 8:52 PM