Ross Castle

Ross Castle

Our southbound intinerary now takes us to Killarney and Ross Castle is our first stopping point, one or two miles outside the town although it doesn’t look it. The building itself dates from the fifteenth century and is now under the care of the Irish state. It is remarkably well preserved, considering that it was […]

Minard Castle

Minard Castle

Minard Castle is situated on a piece of land stretching out into the sea in the parish of Minard, near Lispole. A considerable portion of the castle remains. Walter Hussey, a Norman who settled in Dingle, had a garrison there in 1641. Colonels Lehunt and Sadler beseiged the castle. The castle defenders, being short of […]

Listowel Castle

Listowel Castle

Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued. It fell after 28 days siege to Sir Charles Wilmot on the 5th November, 1600, who had the castle’s garrison executed in the following days. Today, the remnants of the castle include two of its four […]