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Address: Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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Fabulous slice of history

Beautiful! Stunning! Fabulous! This is a real gem and worth a visit. Take some time to soak in the atmosphere and think about the people who lived there hundreds of years ago as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We thought we would check out this ruin since we stayed at the B&B named after it, but upon arrival - there was really not much to it. I was disappointed and thought it was not worth trekking to find it. Not sure I would bother if we had to do it again. There is nothing there but a few... More 

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Seattle
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Beautiful! Stunning! Fabulous! This is a real gem and worth a visit. Take some time to soak in the atmosphere and think about the people who lived there hundreds of years ago as the wind sweeps over you. See it!

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Raleigh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Worth a short stop as it's only a few minutes off the main loop road. Neat to see how folks lived long, long age.

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Seattle, Washington
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My favorite part of visiting Ireland is seeing such fabulous historic ruins. Be sure to go with a competent guide (Dennis Ryan is the best!) who can tell you what's what here. This monastic site has a fascinating history and its age is sobering.

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Sedona, Arizona
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Have been to this site on several other trips to Ireland and it is always a great experience. The site is well preserved with the basic layout of the buildings intact. The signage is good and the view breathtaking. On most visits have never encountered other guests which makes the experience seem more personal. A place to allow your imagination... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I stopped off here and ejoyed a peaceful picnic lunch we brought with us, the only company we had was a few birds we fed. I can see why the monks built here the view is breathtaking. We could see the main road off in the distance and watched the tour busses go by. We smiled to... More 

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Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visit any time, see the foundations of buildings comprising a monastic community of centuries ago. No information on site, so read up beforehand. BTW, the sign directing you to the turnoff is TINY, and could easily be missed.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Pristine restoration of early Christian monastic sight. Avoid being there with a tour group so you can soak in the quiet and get a sense of what the original residents were seeking.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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234 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Worth the trouble to find. This was my favorite historic ruins site that we saw. The history and the preservation of the ruins is amazing.

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norman, ok
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is another place we enjoyed during our 4 weeks in Dingle, but it's really best to have someone with you to tell you about it.

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