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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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English first
norman, ok
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Leixlip, Ireland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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416 reviews 416 reviews
124 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
99 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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