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Cahersiveen, Ireland
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All reviews ring of kerry from afar be careful off the beaten path worth a trip ring forts photo ops the main road a small parking lot parking area photo opportunity sunny day short drive stone fort ruin field fence
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The more ruined and decrepit and dangerous the ancient ruins the more evocative and romantic I find them. So imagine my frustration when I get to some remote spot after having travelled on these tiny one lane roads for 10k to find I am denied...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019

This was a 15th century home of the McCarthy clan. It is now a ruin that is safer seen from the road, not to mention the fact that it is more impressively attractive from a distance. I love castle ruins, so I guess I am...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

Worth a look at this Castle but it is a shame you can not go around it closely It has unfortunately fallen in to disrepair and getting up close would be dangerous In its day I’m sure this would have been a wonderful castle very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

All of the castles in Ireland are awe inspiring. My husband is a masonry contractor and knowing what it takes to build something of this size without the use of equipment is amazing. If you aren't into just looking at something and taking a few...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kerri T
Reviewed August 14, 2019

You can't get up and around the ruins and that's no surprise because it looks unsafe. But you can get close enough to take good photos, especially if you have a telephoto lens. There is a small parking area and a small beach for a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MACCY192
Reviewed August 14, 2019

You can see this place from a distance, but the area is forbidden to enter nowadays. Good viewing spots are at the Cahergal stone fort. The ivy is clearly visible from there.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Nice looking ruined castle but nothing to go out of way for. It is close to to ring forts so may be worth the 10 detour drive to see. However, for safety reasons, you cannot get close to the castle.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank howards237
Reviewed July 17, 2019

lovely grounds to this lovely ruin ,you can spend all day there ,take a picnic and enjoy. We did go on a very sunny day,

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rachela742
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

The castle can be reached by driving out of Cahersiveen, over the bridge towards the Cahergall stone forts. It is best viewed from the elevated position of the forts, though you can approve fairly close by on a short road to the side. The ruins...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank pjbartlett
Reviewed June 25, 2019

The castle is viewable from afar, but not open to the public. Still, take sometime walking around the country road which nearly encircles the castle. The views and lighting will change as you walk around it, offering several opportunities for good photos. Also, if you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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