Back to the list

Ross Castle

Ross Rd Ross Island Killarney


This Castle is a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. it was probably built in the late 15th century by one of the O’Donoghue Ross chieftains. On the banks of Lough Leane this majestic site is rumored to be one of the last strongholds of significance to fall to Cromwell’s forces in the 1650’s.  

  • Location: 2km from Killarney, off N71 (Kenmare Road). 

Access by guided tour only. Although the grounds are free to roam around and have stunning woodlands to walk around. Videos/cameras are not permitted on tour. Maximum number: 15 Duration: 40 minutes

Opening Hours:

  • 3rd March - 31st October 9.30 - 17.45. (Last admission 45 minutes before closing.)

Admission Fees:

  • Adult - €5
  • Group/Senior - €4
  • Child/Student - €3
  • Family - €13