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Small Bloody Site

This was the scene of a massacre of Spanish soldiers and Irish rebels. Today, there is not much... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Nicole B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Part of Irish history

This "Fort of Gold" gets its name from a ship filled with iron pyrite (Fool's Gold) that sank off... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
Charles T
Seattle, Washington
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Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Right on the edge of the west with stunning views of smerwick harbour. The ruins of the fort have an eerie feeling and it's hard to visualise such bloodshed in such natural beauty.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank unkybuck
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We found Dun An Oir just the other day. It is easy to find as it is marked with signs. The history of the place is quite interesting. Not much is left of the fort as it has fallen into the ocean, but standing there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

I love this place, it is so peaceful yet has an eerie feel to it. The story is a tragic piece of Kerry history. There is not much here and I feel more could be g done with the place. The views are very photogenic.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

This was the scene of a massacre of Spanish soldiers and Irish rebels. Today, there is not much there but the remains of the fort and some nice views. The road down there is very narrow.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed September 23, 2017

This "Fort of Gold" gets its name from a ship filled with iron pyrite (Fool's Gold) that sank off the coast; but is remembered for the slaughter of about 600 men and women (some pregnant) during Second Desmond Rebellion in Ireland. A force of Papal...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Charles T
Reviewed July 17, 2017

some people have said in the reviews that its not worth it, it is of the beaten track, there really is not much there but on a good day its worth a stop off the views are great and the place is silent and a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We drove around for awhile to find this location. The history is interesting and a kind of morbid, but my husband HAD to find it. Watch out for cow walking home for the night.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mcdonough6
Reviewed May 7, 2017

This is near a golf course in Ballyferriter. Before Ballyferriter follow the signs for the golf course and you will see the fort on a promontory. It is also the location of a set for the upcoming Star Wars film (sequel to Force Awakens and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We visited Dun An Oir on a very windy day. It is a very interesting old church. The sun dial and cemetery are especially interesting. There is not a great deal left to the building, but what is there is very interesting. The views n...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank LibbyCincinnati
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Lovely quit spot. You have to use your imagination not a great deal to see as mentioned in other reviews. But great history and interesting story.

Date of experience: June 2016
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