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Address: Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 66 9159755
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Good ruins and the Visitors Center Video

Be sure to stop in the Visitors center for the video that gives the history of the Fort. Many mysteries still surround the purpose of the Fort, but it is well worth a visit. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Tralee, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It is unfair to force people to pay 3€, only to enjoy a landscape in an open and public space, even if an explanatory video is provided. I suggest that they could grab money only from tourists who want to enjoy the video as well as the fort, or just ask for a voluntary offer. Especially because is plenty of... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Be sure to stop in the Visitors center for the video that gives the history of the Fort. Many mysteries still surround the purpose of the Fort, but it is well worth a visit. The Fort is Slowly falling into the ocean, so it is good to see it and the video to better understand the history and see it... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I see complaints in other reviews that the €3 admission is too dear for what is actually on offer but one should know that at least a portion of the money goes to efforts to preserve the ancient promontory fort, which is in danger of falling into the ocean. As far as I'm concerned, the price of admission is worth... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visitor centre staff was friendly and helpful. They provide a good video primer of the archeology of the site.

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Veazie, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you like history you will want to stop here and pay the few Euros to visit the information center, view the short video, and then walk down the path to see the fort. It is definitely worth it!

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MISSOULA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My family visited this spot in 2014. There's a booth at the top of the path down to the fort that charges to go down and "visit the fort". After money exchanged hands, the attended remembered that the majority of the fort was closed off because it was falling apart, and visitors could only go up to a fence about... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Only by watching the short video can one appreciate all of what can be seen at the fort. The video carefully explains the fort's history, its structures, both obvious and subtle, and how it is believed to have been used, in a short 10-15 minutes. Better still, it runs continuously so you'll never wait. You just stay until you get... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As with all promontory forts, their site is eventually their downfall, as they have to shoulder the full brunt of the Atlantic storms. Dunbeg fort, estimated to be well over 2000 years old, has sadly suffered considerable damage during last winter's storms and although visitors cannot get up close, the site is still worth a visit. A lot can be... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I don't know what people expect...this place is awesome. No, it isn't Disneyland, but it is what it is. It was open in October and we walked all inside the fort and right up to the ocean...Were we lucky? I don't know...but... And what is it? A 5th century stone fort right on the edge literally of the Atlantic Ocean...go... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Pros - On the way to Dingle and nicely located. Cons- Part has collapsed recently I think so hurry there ;)

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Address: Address: Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 66 9159755
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Ventry

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