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Address: Castletownbere, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-470044

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probably the most expensive ruin in ireland

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
Eliane Z
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Glengarriff, Irland
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Swords, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I remember visiting the Puxley Mansion in the late 1990s when it was still open and in ruins. Very interesting at the time to explore inside and see the fireplaces, etc but not anymore. Although it has been 'restored', it's now surrounded by scaffolding and is in a half-finished state. I think they were planning a luxury hotel but obviously... More 

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Co.cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Lovely variety of walks, suitable for young children and adults. I have gone there with friends family and my boyfriend. Nice hidden beaches too. Lovely for a dip in the summer or to skim stones at other times of the year

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Glengarriff, Irland
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Castletownbere, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-470044
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Castletownbere

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