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Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion

Castletownbere, Ireland
353-21-470044
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Glengarriff, Irland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

we know quite a lot about the history of this magical - but also somehow haunted - place. the mansion burnt down during the troubles - it slept like sleeping beauty for almost 100 years. then it was to be converted in a "six-star-hotel" with apartments and a landing place for a helicopter. bad luck (or the consequences of too... More

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Bristol
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Easy to park. 1 mile walk to Dunboy Castle ruins. Beautiful views of Castletown Bere. Great place for a picnic. No toilets or refreshments until you get to Castletown which is a 45 min walk or 10 minute drive. In the grounds there is a hotel which is not in use.

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Mathews, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Castle ruins and the trail that follows the shoreline are worth the trip! My husband, being a descendant of the O'Sullivan Bere, we had looked forward to standing on this ancient mound of earth! To stand and think of all of those that had stood on this very spot, you could feel a spirituality and connection to all who... More

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Nepean
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The castle ruins are very humbly displayed - no tourist trap here. simple plaques give you the history and importance of the ancient site,and spectacular scenery awaits. The Mansion is under repairs and was not accessible but the site of the castle ruins and the grounds where the siege took place is.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We set out in search of the Puxley Mansion - or Dunboy Castle - we weren't sure which was which. It wasn't really marked from the main road, so I turned down the first road I came to outside of town (Castletownbere) where I thought it should be, and sure enough it was there. Unfortunately, the mansion (which was to... More

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Claremorris, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful area I love the forest walk the old castle is a great place for pondering our past the castle that they started renovation work to is a bit of an eye sore wit all the barricades up

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Racine, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's interesting to stamp around on land that was used so very long ago. Beara Peninsula has many "very old" places to explore.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Our local driver took us here. This originally 19 th century castle was in relative ruin until the big scale commercially motivated renovations started. The site was being transformed into a hotel, resort. New sections were added. Locals seem to have disapproved of this whole undertaking. The whole investment collapsed due to the worldwide financial crises. It is still interesting... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I brought my granddaughter here as a history lesson about the O'Sullivans. We're O'Sullivan Mor not O'Sullivan Bere,but when we lived in Co. Tipperary we were all just O'Sullivans. I had been here 40 years ago when Puxley Manor and the adjacent castle were ruins. I still can remember walking into the south entrance and seeing floor to ceiling two... More

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

As someone already stated, I would have loved the opportunity to explore this site when it was just the bare ruins and "imagine" what it would have been like and "wish" that it could be restored successfully. However what I seen on visit was utterly depressing, the developer thought too big and when the country went pop funds ran out... More

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