ROSS CASTLE BOATHOUSE

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The Ross Castle Boathouse is a historic structure located on the shores of Ross Lake, within the grounds of the Ross Castle estate. The boathouse was built around 1860 by the Martin family, who owned the castle and the surrounding lands since the 17th century. The Martins were one of the Tribes of Galway, a group of merchant families who dominated the political, commercial and social life of the city for centuries.

The boathouse is a partially submerged building, with a square-headed door opening to the front and an iron gate to access the boats. The roof is pitched and covered with slate tiles, while the walls are made of rubble stone. The rear elevation has spaced battened timber boarding over the entrance to the lake. The boathouse was used by the owners and guests of the castle to store and launch their boats, which they used for fishing and leisure activities on the lake.

The boathouse is a rare example of a 19th century boathouse in Ireland, and it adds to the architectural and historical interest of the Ross Castle estate. The Boathouse is one of the attractions that make this estate so special and appealing. It is a reminder of the rich history and heritage of Ross Castle and its owners over the centuries. It is also a picturesque spot that offers stunning views of Ross Lake and its surroundings.

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Ross Castle Boathouse

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