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Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to like visiting historic ruins to like this, but if you do, it's great. It's a little off Slea Drive and there are no signs pointing you in the direction. We only found it because of Rick's Steve's Ireland guidebook. No fee, no...More

1  Thank angie8_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was very glad to have hunted this one down. The sign is very informative about what each of the structures would have been. Due to being off the main road, I don't think this one gets visited as much as the other sites do.

Thank blcoll01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riasc is an early Monastic site located in County Kerry on the Dingle Peninsula. Nothing remains of the buildings except some short stone walls - simple rows of piled-up rock - which gives an idea of the layout of the small Medieval monastery. Riasc is...More

Thank CPaM68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed visiting the Reasc Monastery (or what is left of it). No tour buses here, just the stone outline of a monastery that was here between the 6th to 12th century. Quiet, peaceful and in the middle, a beautiful Celtic stone pillar. Our guidebook...More

Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our B&B host sent us to find Riasc during our trip on the Slea Head Drive. Well worth the travel slightly off the beaten path to see this historic landmark.

Thank YankeeBelle26
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

I found this site to be medicore when compared to the natural beauty,of Dingle. Not a required,visit by any stretch. Missable for sure.

Thank Voosti
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Nice site. We were there with a tour guide and that really helps the place come alive. For example what looks like a hole in the ground was actually where they dried their grain in a wet climate so they could make bread. The fire...More

Thank capowilson
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Ots fun to magine living here back in the day. Being able to work all around it is lovely. Its a nice break in a sight seeing tour. Maintained very well and not overly touristy. Always stop here when visiting Dingle.

Thank JudyKL88
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This was the second time I brought a small group of American tourists to Riasc. It's a magical place. You can easily imagine life in the early centuries of Christianity, including many stones and etches of a pagan nature. Great blend of ancient and modern...More

1  Thank Kathleen V
Reviewed October 21, 2017

This place of mystery and beauty offers a quick stop to view a historical well maintained site. Rare standing stones and panoramic views are breath-taking.

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