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Riasc

Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
353-66-915-1188
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Ranked #13 of 30 Attractions in Dingle
Type: Historic Sites
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Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Lucan, Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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126 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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