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Address: Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 66 9159755
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Watch the video first to fully appreciate the fort!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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MISSOULA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
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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53 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Fort Collins, CO
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Dunbeg Fort was closed the afternoon we visited, but it didn't seem like much to see anyway, and some of it has fallen into the ocean. We did enjoy the sheep in the pasture in front of the fort. There is also a nice restaurant across the road in a stone building. I wouldn't go out of my way... More 

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Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is nothing more than highway robbery. The closest you are allowed is about 50 feet from the nearest wall. The landowner (thief, really) will take your money, and chat you up to deflect you from reading the small print signs, posted on a wall, that there is no access to the site. I have been to many tourist traps,... More 

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Kenmare, Ireland
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I had the good fortune to tour Dunbeg Fort a few years ago. I was there again today and knowing about the damage that was sustained during one of last winter's storms, I inquired of the man collecting the 2 euro entrance fee as to how much of the fort had fallen into the sea and how much of it... More 

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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's very sad to see people writing poor reviews about this fort cause the fact is that the fort is disappearing into the ocean, it's not your or my own fault, it's nature! This fort is lying at the side of the wild Atlantic Ocean! There is safety restriction around the site so people can't trespass but you can watch... More 

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Overland Park,KS
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307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This poor fort is falling into the sea, so they have it closed and you can only see it from the fence. There are other similar forts to see, so pass on this.

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