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Riasc

Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
353-66-915-1188
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Dingle
Type: Historic Sites
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Washington, West Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

but worth the effort. I was amazed at how un-commercialized many of the pre-historic and historic sites in Ireland are. Please keep them that way! Gorgeous views (of course! You're on the Dingle Peninsula!) and no other tourists!

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Leixlip, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A good place to mediate on the past. Lots of low, round stone structures. The site is reconstructed, and it's been worked on in the past few years, I think, it looks more built up than the last time I was here. That detracts a bit for me, because they are guessing at what the buildings looked like, but there... More

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Helena, MT
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394 reviews 394 reviews
121 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

At the end of a wet December day we wandered in. Wonderful place but a bit boggy the day were there. Well worth it. Glad to have it just to ourselves!

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Ottertail, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

You'll see the outlines of an early religious community that has been discovered fairly recently. If you go on your own without a guide, there are information boards to provide the basics.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Hard place to find unless you are paying attention to the signs. It took me a while to remember where this was located on the Saints Walk. I had been here years prior with Dingle Guided Walks but decided to visit on my own. It is a nice place but having a tour guide is definitely plus for telling you... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Make sure to take time to visit this site near Ballyferriter. You can guide your own tour and park right beside the ring wall. The site has been beautifully preserved.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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142 reviews 142 reviews
89 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This first millenium Christian Monastery is a part of old Ireland that was swept away by the Normans when they arrived in the early second millenium. Here there stood a monastic community that has only recently been excavated. The settlement was divided in two. Part was reserved for prayer, while the other half worked with the local population. The most... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I had seen this is books and learned about it in lectures, but to stand at the spot and see and touch the Riasc Stone myself. What an experience.

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Montpelier, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

No much here besides foundations and the Riasc stone which a local jeweler has used in his designs. Spent about 15 minutes walking around reading information about the monks and how the lived

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Dublin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Old settlement, lovely area. The pub nearby was nice too and there is a little village not far from here. Also there is a nice beach down the road from the pub which was great for the kids.

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