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Impressivley built castle in a fabulous estuary setting

Showing the ravages of time but so well built that with a little modern assistance (safety) it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic...one of our favorite castles so far.

First off, yes, the castle is only open from June - September, so plan accordingly. We were lucky... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Lawrenceburg, IN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Showing the ravages of time but so well built that with a little modern assistance (safety) it is open to the pubic to view through the summer months. The setting makes up for what the castle lacks. Very good, ideal for summer visit whe you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Aitch222
Reviewed October 17, 2018

First off, yes, the castle is only open from June - September, so plan accordingly. We were lucky we went in June as this turned out to be one of our favorite ruins. Getting to the castle is a breeze. There's a dedicated car park,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Linerguy
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We explored this castle shortly after we took the free guided tour of the Listowel Castle, and I recommend that others do the same if time permits. We learned quite a bit on our guided tour in Listowel. The Carrigafoyle Castle is something that one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Mary K
Reviewed August 30, 2018

A wonderful castle to tour. Be sure to get out of the car and walk to the top. Wonderful views. The castle was built by extremely skillful masons. Fascinating to see the stone work. A must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steven L
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I have loved this castle when I visited as a child. Now I have brought my three young daughters here and they fell in love with it as well. The work that has been done to secure the ruins and make them safer is very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kilsoj
Reviewed June 11, 2018

While this site is accessible, unless you climb the narrow stairwell as I did ,to the top lookout ,its just impressive ruins. The road in is fine ,plenty of parking as no buses go there. The story is interesting ,but not much to see

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank geoffr1980
Reviewed May 4, 2018

This is one of the best kept secrets in the area. Gorgeous views and a fantastic historical site with all the touristy traffic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 61elc
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We were out of season for the castle to be open by the OPW which is May-September, BUT still worth a stop by. Very well signed off R551 and the tide was out when we arrived. Would have been really cool to see the inside,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sandra H
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

It might not look much from the outside but upon entering the castle it was huge. The circular staircase was the widest I've seen and were complete intact right the way to the top. Views were amazing and well worth the climb. It looks as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Strat4ds
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see ruin whilst in Kerry, it’s so refreshing not having to pay for entry fee and having the freedom to explore. You can climb to the top but I will warn you if you’re scared of heights it’s not for you,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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