Eask Tower

Eask Tower, Dingle: Address, Eask Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

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Patricia E
Cascais, Portugal7 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a lovely chat with the lady who collects a small sum for access to this walk. The first part is full of sheep poo but shoes can be cleaned at the farm afterwards - all good organic stuff as was pointed out to us! The view from the tower was amazing and the foxgloves and other wild flowers were beautiful. We sat and read our books at the top as it was a lovely day.
Written June 29, 2021
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Joanne M
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Nov 2020
Always outstanding at Eask Tower - and on return journey after long ( essential) work days to hang out beside roaring fire in evening with the knowledge that I wake up to a stunning view and terrific brekkie by Anne. Next time I come will hopefully be for fun only. Hats off every time for terrific service and hospitality by Anne, Michael, Tom and Colm. 100% recommend.
Written November 9, 2020
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Travelwear
18 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
It is extremely difficult to find Eask Tower, there are no signs for it anywhere, it has no address, and cannot be found on a GPS. The best way to find it is to follow the signs for Slea Head Drive out of Dingle. You will come to a straightaway with woods on the left and homes on the right at the end there are a number of signs, including a sign for Holden Leather. Follow the signs for Holden Leather until you get to one that says "the final stretch" and goes off to the left. Keep going round to the right and the entrance to the tower will be on the right. There is just a small building with a hand written sign on the front of it. It took us about an hour to find the place and the rest of my family didn't want to hike the quarter of a mile or so to the top of the hill in the rain, so I can't say anything about the tower itself. I just wanted to give others a better chance of finding the place.
Written March 15, 2015
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Freedom5343
Milford Haven Wales1 contribution
Unsure what to do one day - the choice is huge - we were advised to go and climb 'that hill over there'. I had looked at that dalek every time we visited on holiday and wondered what it was for. Having read a bit of the history, that it was built during the time of the famine to give the residents some employment as well as to point the way to the harbour entrance, we set off.
We parked at the bottom of the 'hill', paid our euro and started the (thankfully) zig-zag climb. Amazingly, there were times that we couldn't see the tower - a lot of sheep though. When we reached the top - what a view! Absolutely stunning, breathtaking - all the cliches don't even come close. Take time out to visit - it's well worth the climb!
Written May 21, 2004
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Arran B
Cork, Ireland175 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Having seen the tower in the distance during my stay in Dingle I decided to walk from the main town to Eask. While this walk is mainly via the main road and not the best walking conditions, it was a great journey seeing the tower slowly grow nearer. After finally arriving at the foot of the hill and climbing allt he way to the top (about a 2 hour walk from Dingle centre in total), I cam definitely say it was 100% worth it. Incredible view of the ovean, distant mountains and Dingle itself. Lovely peaceful atmosphere with the other few people who were there all being very quiet and respectful of the space. This spot has not become “touristy” in any way apart from the €2 fee through the first gate, after that it’s completely undeveloped and unsupervised. A wonderful place to come and relax while soaking in nature.
Written June 9, 2019
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Cory B
Petawawa, Canada15 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Eask Tower was easily atop our best memories while touring the Wild Atlantic Way. It was an off day with a bit of rain but we decided to follow the locals recommendations (always a good idea IMO). We arrived to find a small shed and parking area at the base of a fairly steep sheep pasture. There was nobody there, but we entered and saw the small collection box for visitors to pay a measly 2 euro for the privilege to make the trek to the top.
We made the hike without much trouble, opening and closing gates along the way and following the well packed path.
The views were breathtaking, overlooking Dingle Bay to one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
Do it and bring a bottle of wine ;)
Written November 6, 2018
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Calv1n
37 contributions
Dec 2014
Eask Tower is a hike straight up a hill through active pastures. Irish working dogs greeted us at the gate. Sheep ran away as we approached. The rain marched across the bay and rainbows appeared as we approached the top. It was as if the Irish Travel Commission planned the hike. But that wasn't all - once we got to the top, the views of the ocean was outstanding with ships going by us and the rolling fields just going on forever.
It's 30 minutes up and about 20 minutes down the hill. We spent about 30 minutes at the top on a windy and rainy winter day but it was worth every minute.
Written October 27, 2015
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FuzzyDunlop123
1 contribution
Jun 2015 • Family
Getting tapped up by the old dear with the dog for 2euro per person and not a receipt in sight was typical Irish rip off
Written June 9, 2015
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RiveraceAustin
Austin41 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
This was really a special way to start our day in Dingle. It's easy to enough get to and will yield the best views of your trip. As many have said, it's not too hard of a hike but it's enough to instill a spirit of adventure and accomplishment, which is what I think makes this attraction extra special.

The lovely farm couple that lets you hike up their property are very friendly. If they don't come out to collect the 2Euro fee, you can just leave it in the honor box by the gate. You can use the farm's hose and brush to wipe off any sheep dip from your shoes that you might have picked up on your walk.

The entire walk up is picturesque -- and you will stop plenty of times to snap a few and take it all in. After driving along sheep-filled hills the whole way out to Dingle, my wife was very glad to be able to walk among them for the morning! At the top you have a pretty rare 360-degree view of God's most spectacular Irish land-and-sea scape.

We were there on a sunny October day -- so my only regret was not packing a picnic lunch as it would have been perfect place for that (and a breezy nap.)
Written October 6, 2014
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Angela S
Burleson, TX12 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
My husband and I found this in the Rick Steve's book and decided to give it a try. Basically, you drive about 3-4 kilometers down a windy road to the base of the Eask Tower climb. Once there, there's a little guard-like house that is unmanned, and you just drop your coins in before the hike. I guess it's an honor-bound system. You will hike up a path that can be muddy if it's rained, and you'll go through the sheep fields as you climb. I doubt it's more than a 1/4 mile climb, but it's a difficult one if you're not in shape (kind of like my husband and I).
Although we climbed on a fairly muddy and drizzly day, all I can say is that it was very very worth every step. The view from the top is like you're on top of the country, with views of the surrounding countryside on every side. The view of the water is just spectacular.

We hiked up for the tower, but nearly forgot to take a picture of it because we were snapping away at the views! I'd recommend this hike to anyone!
Written April 14, 2013
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