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Address: Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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Interesting Stop on the Ring Road

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Raleigh
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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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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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Address: Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle

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