Ross Castle is located outside the town of Kilarney on the banks of Lough Leane. It is a 15th century tower house and keep built by one of the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains but it is better known for its association with the Brownes of Killarney, who owned the castle more recently. The castle was amongst the last in Munster 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.
WORTH PARIS BEADED VELVET and LACE DOLMAN, 1880’s.
Cranberry velvet with stand collar having elaborate metallic gold cording and bronze beads, sides of fine cotton net decorated with jet beads in a pattern of bells, all trimmed with ruffled black floral lace and bronze beaded tassels, lined in rust silk faille. Label “Worth Paris”.