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Address: Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188

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Worth the effort to find

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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West Sedona, Arizona
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West Sedona, Arizona
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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218 reviews 218 reviews
73 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 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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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very nicely laid out monastic settlement, off the beaten path. There is a sign which explains what you are looking at and how the settlement functioned. Very old

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Washington, West Virginia
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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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Lucan, Ireland
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62 helpful votes 62 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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324 helpful votes 324 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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