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Beautiful stone circle and interesting insight to another time. Children found it really fascinating

Reviewed December 11, 2018
chloea8
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
Ireland's most famous stone circle

Drombeg Stone Circle is one of the absolute must-sees of County Cork - a perfectly well-preserved... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
binapiraeus
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Piraeus Region, Greece
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Beautiful stone circle and interesting insight to another time. Children found it really fascinating

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chloea8
Reviewed December 8, 2018

Drombeg Stone Circle is one of the absolute must-sees of County Cork - a perfectly well-preserved Bronze Age monument, like a small edition of Stonehenge. It was built around 1,100 BCE, as a ritual site for the big festivals on the corner days of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank binapiraeus
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to have the circle all to ourselves the day we visited. We found it to be a peaceful atmosphere with beautiful views. There are interesting information boards around the site to read as well. We will definitely visit again next time we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank stephanies667
Reviewed November 1, 2018

To walk amongst the stone circle and to take in the vista was a highlight of my trip to the area. I will never forget it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dana M
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

No it’s not as big as Stone Henge but it’s actually a cool little stop on your way to the next. I would definitely suggest making the little detour to this location. Just a short walk from the parking lot. I was here when it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

It seems as though there is no shortage of things to see in south western Ireland's , County Cork. We were staying in Skibbereen and found numerous things within 20 minutes, One being the Drombeg Stone Circle. A small historic piece of land with a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank CaoimhinFox
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Very dramatic stone circle with some other ancient ruins. Being remote gave it more of mystic like going back 1000's of years and easier to imagine what it might have been like eons ago as opposed to the Kenmare circle in the center of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed October 14, 2018

A nice side trip to enjoy some stone age history. The stone circle is neat and it is set into a hillside with a beautiful view. The lane to the parking area is narrow and twisty. I'd do it again in a car, but wouldn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gregory P
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The more I travel to historic sites the more I release how picturesque, tranquil, peaceful and fulfilling these places are. After visiting Drombeg I have no doubts that Megalithic Man had an eye for the perfect site.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank waughzer2016
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Worth spending some time; be sure to have a guide or to read up before going. It will make the experience that much more rich.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cosmic666
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Pamela F | Reviewed this property |
There is no paved access path to the circle. It is dirt and slightly uphill. I'd say that wheelchair accessibility would depend on if it had been raining recently and if the person pushing the wheelchair was strong enough to... More
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JamieOF
Bay Roberts, Canada
Mizen Head (8 Replies)
One of the days we'll be staying in the Cork / Blarney area, I plan a day trip to Mizen Head. One direction more or less direct on the N22 - R585 - R586 - R591 route and returning on the coastal route more or less through Schull, Ballydehob, Rosscarberry and Clonakilty. A few basic questions: I know from searches this day trip is realistic, but how much time would there be to spare middle of May when days are getting longer? Would the reverse route be better? Any other...More
February 19, 2015|
Response fromHarveyIreland|
Yes, do-able but a long-ish day.May will have good long days, are you returning to Blarney itself?
RonWhite
Rolla, Missouri
Kinsale to Kenmare (2 Replies)
We'll be driving from Kinsale to Kenmare on Tuesday, May 29. As best I can tell, driving straight through takes about 3 hours to go the 90 miles, principally driving along N71 We plan on a leisurely sightseeing drive, but still want to get to Kenmare by 5 p.m., so I figure we'll have about 7.5-8 hours. I'm looking at stopping at the Drombeg Stone Circle (and driving along R597), stopping by the Creagh Gardens and going into Baltimore, and stopping at Bantry House. Lunch will be thrown in...More
April 09, 2007|
Response fromClauds|
Yep Ron, the N71 is a lovely route! Mizen Head would be too far to go, take your time at other locations instead. There's a pub in Glandore that does lunches and sandwiches and so on (name escapes me) and if the weather permits you can sit outside and enjoy the views over the sea. If you have the time you could make a small detour and visit Castletownshend, it's such a charming place.
Tobie
London, Canada
Kilkenny to Bantry--itinerary help? (4 Replies)
We're setting off from just south of Kilkenny on our second day in Ireland (Sunday, August 31) and have accommodations booked in Bantry. Enroute we were hoping to visit: Rock of Cashel Cahir Castle Kinsale Drombeg Stone Circle Is this possible or advisable? We have 3 nights in Bantry but plan full days with Beara and Mizen and perhaps part of Sheep's Head for those days. Any advice is appreciated.
July 17, 2014|
Response fromblackgreen|
Two of them are fine. Three is possible with an early start and late finish. You could incorporate Drombeg Stone Circle into your day in Mizen.