Castle In Galway - Ross Castle County Galway


Ross Castle was built in 1590 by Robert Martin whose family was one of the “Tribes” from Galway City.  He was the first of the tribes to build a home outside the walls of the city and it became known as “The ancient home of the Martins of Ross”.  In 1770 a fire destroyed much of the interior of the castle as well as the roof.  A Georgian roof replaced the original one but the outside walls remained intact and are from 1590.  In the 1770s a wing was added to the castle which housed the stables, couches and living quarters for staff.  The other buildings in the courtyard which is square shaped were built in 1590 and 1670. 
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Castle In Mayo - Ashford Castle County Mayo

Dating back to 1228 and once the estate of the Guinness family, the luxurious 5 Star Ashford Castle first opened as a hotel in 1939.

Voted “Best Resort” in Ireland by Conde Nast in 2008, and 2nd Best Resort in Europe, this year Ashford Castle celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Rooms & Suites

Ashford Castle in Mayo, Ireland has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest accommoda .... Continue Reading >>