Welcome to the enchanting world of Ross Castle, a historic gem nestled in the heart of Killarney, Co. Kerry. With FlightLink as your trusted travel companion, let's embark on a journey through time and discover the tales and legends that surround this iconic Irish landmark.
History & Legends:
Ross Castle perches gracefully on an inlet of Lough Leane. Historians believe that the Irish chieftain O’Donoghue Mór built this majestic structure in the fifteenth century. Dive deep into the legends, and you'll hear tales of O’Donoghue, who is said to still slumber beneath the lake's serene waters. Every seven years, on a magical May morning, he is believed to rise on a magnificent white horse, blessing those who witness this spectacle with lifelong good fortune.
The castle also holds a special place in Irish history as the last stronghold in Munster to resist the forces of Cromwell. Its brave defenders, led by Lord Muskerry, were swayed by a prophecy which claimed the castle could only be captured by a ship. In a twist of fate, the Cromwellian commander, General Ludlow, launched a boat on the lake, leading to the castle's surrender and the prophecy's fulfillment.
Getting There with FlightLink:
Located just 2km from Killarney, Ross Castle is easily accessible via FlightLink's direct services. Whether you're traveling from Dublin Airport or any of our other stops, our comfortable coaches ensure a smooth journey dropping you in Killarney, not far from this historic destination. Check our timetable for the most convenient schedules.
Tips for Visitors:
Accessibility: Please note that Ross Castle has a steep incline, which might pose challenges for visitors with mobility issues.
Guided Tours: To get the most out of your visit, consider joining a guided tour. The last tour starts at 16:55, so plan your visit accordingly.
Stay Connected: Make use of FlightLink's onboard Wi-Fi to share your experiences in real-time or to gather more information about the castle during your journey.
Safety First: As always, FlightLink prioritizes your safety. Please adhere to our onboard rules, such as wearing seatbelts and not consuming alcohol.
While Ross Castle is a must-visit, the surrounding area boasts other attractions worth exploring:
Ilnacullin – Garinish Island: A beautiful island garden located approximately 33.9 km from Ross Castle.
Ardfert Cathedral: A trio of medieval churches devoted to St Brendan, situated 36.2 km away.
Listowel Castle: Another historic gem, this castle stands as the last bastion of the Fitzmaurices and is 44.9 km from Ross Castle.
Visit Killarney with Flightlink
Ross Castle offers a blend of history, legend, and natural beauty that captivates every visitor. With FlightLink as your travel partner, your journey to this iconic landmark promises to be as memorable as the destination itself. So, buckle up and let's explore the tales of Ross Castle together!
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