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The ancestral home of the O Donoghue clan this beautiful castle was built in 1450ad on the shores of Lough Leane just outside Killarney on the Kenmare road. It was held by the O’Donoghues until the Desmond rebellion of 1580’s when ownership changed to the MacCarty Mor clan. MacCarty Mor leased the castle and the lands to Sir Valentine Browne ancestor of the Earls of Kenmare. Ross castle was the last stronghold in Munster to hold out against Oliver Cromwells forces. In 1652 it was taken by general Ludlow but was later give back to the Browne family again. Some time after 1688 they were exiiled because of their adherence to James II of England. The castle then became a military barracks and remained so until the early 19th century. It is open to the public today

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Comments

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful. Like a fairytale:)

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 6 years ago

    beautiful catch

  • Mayina
    Mayinaalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful John!!

  • julie08
    julie08almost 6 years ago

    Wonderful:)

  • amarica
    amaricaalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture John. Congratulations on being featured in the Castle Magic group!!!

  • misiabe80
    misiabe80over 5 years ago

    Wow!!! Beautiful!!!

  • Nanmarie
    Nanmarieover 5 years ago

    You are so talented John. This is amazing.

  • Tara Johnson
    Tara Johnsonabout 5 years ago

    Love this shot! Very nicely done!

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