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Address: Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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Private Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Killarney
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Worth a visit if driving Slea Head

A cool monastary ruins! If driving Slae head drive it is hard to find but is right right after the Tigh Bhric pub at the unmarked but paved alley. The only marker is a small stone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
Kendra B
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

A cool monastary ruins! If driving Slae head drive it is hard to find but is right right after the Tigh Bhric pub at the unmarked but paved alley. The only marker is a small stone at the entrance that has "Reasc" carved in it but only viewable if driving the Slea head in the wrong direction (counter clockwise).

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Thank Kendra B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We have driven past this monument many times over the 21 years we have been coming to Dingle and it was not until this year on the Dingle Walking Festival (February 13th-14 - Valentine's weekend) that we got to look around it. We were shown around by the charming and knowledgeable Mr Colm Bambury, a registered local guide. He made... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

This site is just off of Sleigh Head Drive; if you are heading east from Ballyferriter, it is a right hand turn (there is an old sign there) just beyond the road (to the left) to Wine Strand. There are information boards to guide you around the site, which you can explore in as little as 20 minutes, though you... More 

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Thank TMac29494
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Dingle peninsula seems to have more than its share of stone ruins. Riasc is one of them. It became part of our ruins day. Very hard to find (we had gps and karen brown) it is still a lovely place to see.

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Thank Eelvander
Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Beautiful evocative ruins and emerald green grass. We took a short walk to the ruins, and a guide met us to explain the ancient monastery that was here. It was a good stop on our day around the peninsula today.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Not easy to find, but worth the effort. My wife and I were the only ones there at the time of our visit, which I'm sure contributed to the tranquility. But, it's so off the beaten path I'm sure the chances are good that you will find yourself alone with the spirits, because we were there at the height of... More 

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Birkdale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Poorly signposted, had we not had a friend to explain the location we would have missed it. Well explained once you get there and the views to the sea make it a very spiritual place to visit.

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Thank Carole B
Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Good carved megalithic artifacts exist and the layout of community can clearly be seen over the area. Worth the effort to see it. Normally not crowded.

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Riasc Monastery is poorly marked on the Slea Head Drive and if we weren't specifically looking for it, we would have missed it. It's a turn off of the main road for about 5-10 min drive up a tiny road (one of those where you have to stop for the other car to pass and vice versa). There isn't a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great example of early Monastic community. A jewel at the end of a small lane. Worth the few minutes off the beaten track.

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