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All reviews ring of kerry be careful off the beaten path from afar worth a trip nice ruins great pictures walk up the main road photo opportunity a small parking lot parking area lamb car park field ivy fence
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A sign reads “‘private property” Do not enter. We were so frustrated. Nevertheless we managed to look it from from the car in the outside and views were still great. Someone told us back in the hotel that there was an accident some months ago...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

We stopped there while in the area to enjoy the remnants of what was no doubt a beautiful castle. There is a fence around it that indicates that it is on private property and not to go up to the castle. There are numerous gaps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RjessMMM
Reviewed November 7, 2018

You'll see from the photos that they've put up an electric fence to keep the cattle inside, which means you cannot get close to the castle. Its right on the water though, so when the tide is out you can walk along the river bed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda H
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

While this castle ruin is still good to look at and good photos can be obtained, unfortunately one can currently not get access. I hope this is only temporary.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eileenb676
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice castle to see. It looks like a typical derelict Irish castle that you see around Ireland. You can’t go up to it or in it anymore because it’s on private land and closed to visitors. We visited it while on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PSimms
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The castle looks very beautiful and it's on a beautiful corner of the peninsula, but unfortunately you cannot access it and can only look at it from afar, which is a little disappointing. But if you're on your way to see the Stone Forts, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wunderlichsvenja
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is now private property so you can't get very close to the castle. It's actually very pretty. It's close to other forts (Cahergal and Leacanabuile so it's worth the drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Traveling_Beee
Reviewed September 5, 2018

A rather picturesque ruined castle in the middle of a field. It is not possible to get near it, probably for safety reasons. However, it's a good photo opportunity and it's certainly worth walking up the lane (I suspect the 'no entry' sign only applies...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kate F
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Beautiful castle on great coastline only problem you couldn't get close to castle as acces was denied wasn't sure if this was because it was on private land or because of safety issues regarding castle structure.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jan-fgo171
Reviewed September 2, 2018

As the castle was very close to my hotel, I opted to visit. The drive is down some challenging Irish roads, and at the end (when you see the castle) there is a sign saying it is not accessible. Yes, you can get quite close,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Viewing the Skelligs from land? (5 Replies)
Without taking a boat tour, is there any spot on land that I can get a decent view of the Skelligs even at a distance? Just to say I was there (thereabouts) and laid eyes on it? I may not have time to do a boat tour, but I am thinking about hiring a taxi to drive us around that area (including Caherciveen, I want to see Ballycarbery Castle) and parts of the Ring of Kerry for the day. Any suggestions for a private tour-taxi company? I saw one lsited for around 200euros, I think it's from...More
July 17, 2014|
Response fromsoonas|
There is a Skellig Ring drive on the Iveragh Peninsula, just off the Ring of Kerry. As good a view as you will get from land
The best laid plans - trip report day 5 (15 Replies)
Day 4 here: tripadvisor.ie/ShowTopic-g186591-i88-k786321… We were woken at about 5 am by an incredible storm. You could hear the wind and hail and rain bombarding the skylight in our room. It was kind of nice while being cozy in bed, but when we got up our hostess told us power was out in many areas. It was fine in the valley though, and we were eager to start our drive around the ring of Kerry. Well, eager might be too strong. I took about three bites of breakfast and decided I might be...More
October 10, 2014|
Response fromKesh_grammy|
Greetings Wendy, Thank you for your trip reports. A few questions? Did you stop off at Killorglin? Where were you located during the storm? Was it Sunday night, or Monday? Kind Regards, Kesh grammy
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Ireland Adventure- Day 11 trip report- May 15th (2 Replies)
May the rain fall soft upon your field......that it did and a bit more. We left Glengarriff in the rain not knowing what our game plan was. I had three options since spending three nights in Kenmare. Option 2 is what we chose, knowing that all that was planned would not actually happen. I had driven the pass before but this time in rain and fog did not have the same awe factor. Fog hung thick so the visions of the valleys before were not visible. Driving into Kenmare, we headed for the Black...More
May 16, 2017|
Response fromTarry11|
Sounds like you are making the most of it.