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Ross Island

Distance: 6.3km
Duration: .75 hour
Route type: Return/Loop
Buggy/wheelchair friendly: Yes
Surface types: Tarred Road, Rough Track
Points of interest: Ross Castle, Ross Cottage, View of Lake Islands and Mountains, Coppermines, View of Lakes and Shehy, Govenors Rock, Library Point

The wonderful Ross Castle loop walk is perfect for some leisurely sightseeing, family walking and those who like to immerse themselves in local history.

Setting off from the humble 15th Century Ross Castle, you will soon encounter sneak peeks of the beautiful lake & islands through the trees, off track forest routes and all the enchanting viewing points; governor’s rock, library point, Innisfallen Island & ruins of the late 6th Century Monastery and infamous Killarney Mountains.

A tour of Innisfallen Island can easily be incorporated into your afternoon with a boat ride from the front of the castle. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the serenity of the island!

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