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Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
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All reviews monastic site historic ruins tiny road nice site standing stones stone walls off the beaten path dingle peninsula come alive slea head drive tour guide settlement carved outline slabs history excavated
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Glad that we visited this historic site. It is on a narrow side road and there are no signs leading the way. We followed the instructions in the Rick Steves guide. We had it all to ourselves even though most of the other stops along...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gregory P
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Hidden gem along Slea Head drive where you are unlikely to run into many other people. The ruins themselves are nothing impressive, but considering the history and imagining life in this settlement is pretty remarkable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank daniel107845
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Riasc is just brimming with history that we may never truly know. It is in a beautiful section of Dingle tucked down a tiny road. The Riasc stone is gorgeous. I'd recommend putting this on your plans and not missing it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mimidarling
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank angie8_12
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank blcoll01
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank CPaM68
Reviewed July 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sharrongeg
Reviewed July 15, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank capowilson
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