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Ballycarbery Castle

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Ballycarbery Castle

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Colm D wrote a review Aug 2020
Cork, Ireland31 contributions16 helpful votes
Went to visit the castle, access to the castle is closed . Can be viewed from the road. Presume it’s closed due to the fact it is not maintained and there is a risk of falling stone etc. Do not enter for your own safety
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Naomi F wrote a review Feb 2020
Chico, California29 contributions3 helpful votes
This castle is behind a fence that says no trespassing. A local we spoke to said the land was recently bought by a foreigner who put up signs to keep visitors out, which is a shame.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Archaeobuff wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia1,730 contributions466 helpful votes
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 access. But after my wake up slight shock of the other day I have learnt to respect electric fences. Not a bad ruin made for some good photos. Great setting on a hill by the sea. No toilet. To get to Ballycarbery (and to Cahergall stone fort), turn off the main road (N70), following the sign to the Barracks. Pass the barracks, go over the bridge, and then turn left. You will turn left off this road to get to castle. This McCarthy Mor Castle was constructed in the 16th Century
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Date of experience: August 2019
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HowlnBubba wrote a review Sep 2019
Key Largo, Florida1,455 contributions920 helpful votes
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 biased to give this a higher than Average rating. Anyway, it's free - after all, no signs or paths.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Nigel G wrote a review Sep 2019
Wendover, United Kingdom423 contributions40 helpful votes
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 imposing Perhaps the Irish government can see their way clear to save this historic site one day It is quite a narrow drive to the castle with few passing spaces for cars as you get close
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Date of experience: September 2019
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