The castle was the chief garrison
of the legendary Fitzgeralds, Earls
of Desmond, many of whom refused
to swear allegiance to the Crown,
which resulted in the infamous Geraldine
Wars which continued intermittently
for over three centuries.
The war concluded with the capture and beheading of the 16th Earl,
in the demesne of Ballyseede and
the exhibiting of his head in a
cage on London Bridge
Ballyseede Castle stands on private
secluded grounds. All rooms en suite,
plus telephone and television facilities.
All rooms have scenic vistas of the landscaped gardens. Fully Licensed
Bar. Restaurant recommended by Fodorís
& Egon Ronay. Ample Car Parking.
The Library Bar displays the great-carved
oak mantelpiece. Bedrooms are elegant
and spacious and range from single,
mini-suite to deluxe. Set on 30
acres of pasture and gardens.
The Castle is located off the main Tralee-Killarney (N21) Road, and
is within easy reach of several
championship golf courses - Ballybunion,
Waterville, Killarney, Dooks, and
Barrow, the recently designed course
for Tralee by Arnold Palmer.
Famous attractions including the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula
are only a short drive away. Deep-sea
fishing, river fishing, horse riding,
The National Folk Theatre, Steam
Train and Aquadome are close at