The Bridges of Ross were formerly two natural bridges at the entrance to an ocean inlet but, over time, the larger of the two has been partially worn away, leaving only the thinner arch fully intact. Situated a few miles west of Cross village, the Bridges are a remarkable product of ocean erosion.
Close to the Bridges of Ross there are some other points of local interest. The scenery on the road to Kilkee from the Bridges includes a column of rock, known locally as Bishop’s Island. On its summit are the ruins of an ancient oratory, which indicates that the column was part of the mainland at one time and was a site for human habitation. Also in the region is the Church of the Little Ark that houses a ‘Mass cart’ from which a local priest used to say Mass in the 1840s and ‘50s when the practice of Catholicism was actively discouraged by local landlords.