Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistBill Barber CollectionBoats
Description Ross Castle (Irish: Caislen an Rois) is the ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan. It is located on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland.Ross Castle was built in the late 1400s by local ruling clan the O'Donoghues, though ownership changed hands during the Desmond Rebellion of the 1580s. The castle was amongst the last to surrender to Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads during the Irish Confederate Wars, and was only taken when artillery was brought by boat via the River Laune.The castle is typical of strongholds of Irish chieftains built during the middle ages. The tower house had square bartizans on diagonally opposite corners and a thick end wall. The tower was originally surrounded by a square bawn defended by round corner towers on each end.There is a legend that ODonoghue leaped or was sucked out of the window of the grand chamber at the top of the castle and disappeared into the waters of the lake along with his horse, his table and his library. It is said that ODonoghue now lives in a great palace at the bottom of the lake where he keeps a close eye on everything that he sees.
Bill Barber, Mississauga Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement I'm a retired teacher and curator with a love of books and photography. I enjoy playing with images until they appear to my liking.
I live in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada, which is part of the the City of Mississauga located immediately west of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario. I live with, Karen, my wife of 37 years and with my pug, Georgie. I have two daughters who have presented me with three grandchildren so far. There is one more grandchild due in July