We spent a week visiting relatives in County Down, Northern Ireland in 2002 and then we rented a car in Belfast and drove all over the Republic of Ireland for another four weeks. About three weeks into this tour we found ourselves in County Kerry and we spent a couple of nights in Killarney. On our second day there we walked across the bridge to Killarney National Park and visited Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane and I took this picture.
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The castle was built by the O’Donoghue family in the 15th century and was later taken over by the Browne family. The castle served as a military barracks for most of the 17th and 18th centuries. Killarney National Park was created in the 1930s and expanded to include Ross Castle in the 1970s.
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