Ross Castle

Castles Kerry

Coolclogher House Killarney is often described as a castle. The Mansion has two large staircases as you would expect to see in a historic house. Providing large group rental accommodation for guests wishing to visit Castles and historic sites in the Kerry and the South West of Ireland.

The region is famous for its beautiful scenery and romantic historic castles, churches and buildings. Killarney is one of the most beautiful areas of the world.

We can help you to create a travel plan to get the most out of your trip to Ireland creating memories to last a lifetime.

Some examples below of the stunning castles and sights guests like to visit during their vacation.

Ross Castle Killarney

Ross Castle Killarney

Ross Castle, built in the 15th century, is just a short walk from Coolclogher House. This romantic celtic castle has been magnificently restored and houses a fine collection of 16th and 17th century oak furniture. Guided tours daily. In a stunning location looking out over the lakes of Killarney. It has a unique history involving prophecy’s and invasions.

Muckross Abbey Killarney

Muckross Abbey, Killarney

This old Friary is situated near the shores of Lough Leane in the Killarney National Park.It was founded ca. 1448 with the help of the McCarthy Mor family and was the residence of the Friars until 1698, with some interruptions due to their expulsion under Elizabeth I in 1589 and Cromwell in 1652. The final dispersal took place as a result of the Penal Laws which came into effect on 1st May 1698.

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone

Built in 1446 by Cormac Laidir McCarthy as a defensive fortress, what is known as the Castle today, is in fact the keep of a much larger fortress. It is home of the Blarney Stone.

“The Blarney stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our Tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words.”

The Rock Close, part of the Castle grounds is also open to the public and is well worth visiting. It is believed the gardens are of Druid origin and were a centre of worship in pre-Christian times. Within the Rock Close area there survives a Dolmen or ancient burial place.

A lovely cafe and great shopping is an added bonus.

Listowel Castle

Listowel Castle

Opened to the public in 2004 for the first time in 400 years, Listowel Castle is the best example of Norman architecture in Kerry and one of the finest in Ireland. Millions have been spent in recent years to preserve the building. Guided tours daily or a wonder around at your leisure.

The town of Listowel and surround areas of Ballybunion are worth a visit also close by is Ardfert Cathedral.

Bantry House & Gardens

Bantry House & Gardens, County Cork

Bantry House was built around 1740. It was bought by the White family in 1765, and was enlarged by Richard White who was the 2nd Earl of Bantry. The house has a collection of tapestries, furniture and art treasures.

The beautiful gardens have been restored and are home to sub-tropical plants and shrubs open to the public daily.

Ardfert Cathedral, County Kerry

A monastery was founded in Ardfert by St. Brendan ‘The Navigator’ in the 6th century. There are three medieval churches, two ogham stones and a number of early Christian and medieval grave slabs on the site today.

The earliest building is the cathedral which dates from the 12th to 19th centuries. It has a fine Romanesque west doorway, a magnificent 13th century east window and a spectacular row of nine lancets in the south wall.

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