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Ross Castle

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Ross Castle, Rosscahill, Moycullen, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Ms Elizabeth McLaughlin
T: +353(0)91550183
E: rosscastle@eircom.net

Ross Castle was built as a tower house in 1590 and, although there were two fires since then destroying much of the interior, the outer walls have remained intact. The newly-opened vault area is an example of extraordinary workmanship of soldier brick vaulted ceilings and cut limestone walls.

Ross Castle is located at the entrance to Connemara on the shores of Ross Lake.

The Castle was built as a tower house in 1590 and, although there were two fires since then destroying much of the interior, the outer walls have remained intact. The newly-opened vault area is an example of extraordinary workmanship of soldier brick vaulted ceilings and cut limestone walls.

Ross Castle is set on 120 acres of parkland. The grounds feature walled gardens, an orchard, inner and outer courtyards and a 16-acre park. There is a wide variety of specimen trees, and an unusual old greenhouse. A gardener's cottage and lime kiln are also worth a visit.

The courtyard is enclosed by cottages built in the 16th, 17th and 18th century, and the Chapel has beautiful stained-glass windows.