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“Not worth the road to get there” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Staigue Fort

Staigue Fort
Castlecove, Sneem, Ireland
353 66 75127
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Atlanta, GA
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“Not worth the road to get there”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The single lane road heading to Staigue fort was the most unsafe I felt driving in Ireland and we drove over 1500 km in 10 days. There are a lot of blind corners and the road is literally for one car. Once to the fort, it was interesting, but underwhelming. If you do take the road, be sure to honk at blind corners to warn others coming the opposite direction.

Visited September 2012
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“not sure it was worth the effort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

A bit off the beaten track on a wet day, a little disappointing. There is a lot of current work in progress and may be better in the future.

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adelaide
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“Atmospheric”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We visited this in the rain but despite this found it well worth the detour. It was very atmospheric and a great piece of ancient history.

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Not a lot to see.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Not much to see really. Its about 4km off the main road up a very narrow lane and it can take longer than expected to get to. Little or no information available about the history of the fort etc and the local land owner feels obliged to try and charge €1 per adult visitor - although this is unsupervised, so there no real obligation on visitors to pay. Place is muddy and covered in sheep poo! Wife referred to it as just a pile of stones, which is a little unfair!

Visited August 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Impressive construction in beautifull surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Quite an interesting place. Guarded by a few sheep and a iron self service gate & cash-box. Some guidebooks will say you need to walk up the road for a few kilometers but it is false, you can get almost to the very Fort by car and there is a small parking lot there. I have to admit that it was a soothing surprise especially after a whole day of walking here and there.

Visited August 2012
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