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Historic site where volunteers were drowned when their car went off the pier in the time of the so-called troubles

Full of history from when Irish volunteers were drowned in a car accident to when coal ships docked... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
WillieoReilly
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Killorglin, Ireland
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After reading about the tragedy i wanted to visit here. It was very calm and peaceful . I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
lucyyeah
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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Full of history from when Irish volunteers were drowned in a car accident to when coal ships docked to supply Kerry with coal. Now a tourist attraction. Full details of the drownings in Ireland’s fight for freedom are set out in nearby killorglin., where a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WillieoReilly
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

After reading about the tragedy i wanted to visit here. It was very calm and peaceful . I enjoyed my visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lucyyeah
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Stayed here in October beautifully warm and the scenery is just divine.Such a freindly place and very central for the Ring of Kerry

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Graham28
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Ballykissane pier was once the main point for goods to enter or exit Killorglin. Thus it is just a wide jetty rather than a pier. Although defunct since the railway arrived it is well maintained. Adjacent is a memorial for the first 2 fatalities of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Love walks to the pier always quite with great views, if your lucky you'll catch the rowers training on the water

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank John M
Reviewed December 21, 2016

but very peaceful and with great views of the water and wildlife. We came for a bit of history but stayed just soaking up the atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank robcurtross
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We visited to seek more information on the loss of lives here in 1916 when some 'patriots' drove off the road into the sea. We found the place to be very peaceful and relaxing.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

I need to study more Irish history, especially their long struggle for independence. In Killorglin, we’d driven past a memorial a few times and today, we finally pulled over for a closer inspection. It was a perfect example of how every corner of Ireland is...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

I had initial problems finding the Pier, even after expert advice at the Tourist Office as coming from Killorglin driving alone, you need all your attention at the crossroads and he sign faces the other way but people are kind.. A lovely peaceful place indeed...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank RoseMarigold77
Reviewed April 25, 2016

since easter this year there has been 3 commerations at ballykissane pier as it was there that the first casulaties of the rising took place. 4 men travelling from dublin to cxaherciveen took a wrong turn in killirglin and their car went into the water...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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