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Address: Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 66 9159755
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This site should be free to visit.

I have visited many archaeological sites in fairly remote places around Ireland having studied archaeology back in the day. This is a great spot but it should be free to visit. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have visited many archaeological sites in fairly remote places around Ireland having studied archaeology back in the day. This is a great spot but it should be free to visit. I suspect that you are paying the landowner to cross his land. The unhelpful person in the hut collecting the money should point out to people that the audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Make sure u do this on route to the Blaskets. Set aside half hour. They do an introduction to this in the cinema room, which is worth doing to really soak in the true meaning of this place.

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Whangarei, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Dingle Peninsula has a number of very interesting ancient sites and the Dunbeg Fort is one of these. This one is a small promontory fort set in a stunning location on a sheer cliff at the end of the peninsula near Slea Head. It was first excavated in the 1970s and it was discovered that the first inhabitants of... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The fort is small and crumbling, but you still get a good sense of it from the remains. The AV starts out a little cheesy, but offers some good background info. The production values were surprisingly good, especially the virtual tour of the fort. There could have been more historical context and detail though, e.g. the narrator says that women... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

You walk into the fort and feel yourself pulled back in time. You watch the waters for invaders and the need to protect the land protecting you while you protect it. You cannot help but understand some of the life of those who sought shelter here and decided that this was worth losing your very life for. Let the winds... More 

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Creswell, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was pouring rain and windy when we coughed up our 3 Euros apiece and trudged down to see the stone buildings and walls of the fort. There was not a whole lot to see even though the oval stone buildings were interesting. I thought the nearby stone ruins of the old farmhouses left over from the potato famine were... More 

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

I watched the audio-visual before visiting the fort across the street. The video was informative, but there was not a lot to see at the fort itself. Many areas are fenced off, and it was raining the day I visited, so I took a quick look but felt I could have left it off my tour and not missed out.

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Wales Great Britain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Waste of time and money. Yes there are views but felt exploited. Old gentleman in a wooden shed took our money and said "that includes the audio visual", we assumed that was on site. That's all he said and we were chuckling already as did not feel any interest in us innocent tourists at all. We decided not to seek... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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