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Ballycarbery Castle

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Address: , Cahersiveen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-2777
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A Proper Castle!

We were delighted to find this gem on our travels. It just sits in a field of cows overlooking the water with some other stone forts nearby. My kids loved exploring the ruins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were delighted to find this gem on our travels. It just sits in a field of cows overlooking the water with some other stone forts nearby. My kids loved exploring the ruins. We were able to clamber all over it. We had to avoid a lot of cow pats, but that's what you get in the countryside. Someone should... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Love visiting this castle and taking our dogs on the lovely long beach that is beside this historical castle. Beautiful to walk here with the fresh sea air.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

While it is in a fairly bad state of ruin, this castle is very picturesque. One floor is still remaining, though the entire back wall is gone. I found the vines and leaves growing all over the castle made for awesome photos. I didn't venture inside though because I wasn't sure how stable the ruins are. Even though there is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great spot if you are a pirot. Getting there is tricky ad the road is too narrow for two cars passing. The whole structure looks as if it should not hold up. But it is still there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very picturesque. Enjoyed taking photos of this old castle morning and in the evening. I hope they preserve this site forever.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a historical site which was used by Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads.It was an Ideal base to use as you get a full panoramic view of the area from inside.In the tower there are slit like openings which were used for rifles.It is a pity that it hasn,t been restored.Well worth a visit on a summer day.Bring binoculars... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you are a castle nerd you will love! Bring shoes with a good grip for climbing uneven stairs. Not suitable inside for very small kids or anyone infirm but views are incredible! Well worth a trip!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I enjoyed this but it was up to us to figure out what was going on as there were no guides and only a little bit of history on the plaque. Good views of the surrounding areas.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This castle is situated just a couple minutes' drive from Cahersiveen, and was a great place to explore. You can wander around the castle grounds and climb the staircases to explore the inside of the castle as well. The stairs looked a little difficult inside, but you can easily climb up to the top from the back of the castle... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Solitary, no crowds. You can take your time exploring the ruins of this 14 th century castle. Nice car park and easy to get too.

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