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Ross Tower

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Southwest Ireland, Ireland.

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A recently restored early 16th century tower of four storeys is delightfully located on a low rock on a promontory by Lough Leane. As is usual for towers in this part of Ireland one end contains a spiral staircase and a tier of small chambers over the entrance passage, and the hall lies on the top storey, over the topmost of two vaults. Two diagonally opposite corners have square bartizans. Two walls and two round flankers remain of a bawn around the tower. The ruined house to the south and the outer bawn to the east are of later date.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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