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Address: Castletownbere, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-470044

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A sad sight

Confusinly Dunboy is signposted several miles away, but then on the road you need to take it reads Puxley - being a tourist in the area I was not to know that both are correct in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tricia F
Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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Limerick, Ireland
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354 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins of Dunboy Castle are worth a visit as the new storyboard is very informative There is a classic loop walk here, Bullig bay which if you research and do in the full is very rewarding.

Thank Loo99car
Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Confusinly Dunboy is signposted several miles away, but then on the road you need to take it reads Puxley - being a tourist in the area I was not to know that both are correct in there own way. We drove down a narrow road and could see all this metal fencing, and peepin out from behind the trees and... More 

Thank Tricia F
County Kildare, Ireland
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in Irish history, this is a place to visit because on the same site, not far from each other, you have a short introduction to what happened to this beautiful corner of Ireland and as well a lasting memorial to modern folly. The Puxley Mansion built by the family who developed the copper mines at Allihies,... More 

1 Thank omfarrell2015
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Puxley mansion is all fenced in and the gatekeeper intercepted us and sent us down to the ruins of the O'Sullivan castle. It's in a beautiful location.

Thank W7777
Limerick, Ireland
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Dunboy Castle was a stronghold of the O'Sullivan Bere, a Gaelic clan leader. It was the scene of the Siege of Dunboy in the summer of 1602 which ultimately led to its destruction of the O'Sullivan Bere. Much of the castle is destroyed but the ruins are open to the public. Near the castle ruins stands Puxley Mansion, a 19th-century... More 

1 Thank Richard K
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a boring place next to city. It was closed and resaturated, so you can't visit the Manson. The story about this old monumental isn't so interesting as we thought. I don't recommend this place because it's wasting time!!!

Thank Kristina K
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We came here because we read a lot of reviews saying that it was really interessting and nice to see, but nothing! It was renovated and we were not able to go close to see it from the inside! It was supposed to become a hotel, it ruines to whole flair! Really disappointing!

Thank schnaqqschnaqq
Castlemaine, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

the place was cold, there were no staff. we had to sleep on the floor and put some hay over us. The reception area was empty and we sat and waited for 4 days at a table that didnt exist, for our breakfast. Upon leaving the hotel we had to climb over a large fence and i ripped my pants... More 

4 Thank Peter H
St. Louis
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56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Seeing Dunboy castle was a bit different as you need to take a country road and walk through a farmer's pasture to see it. Worth doing for sure. Too bad the Puxley Mansion was never finished. It has an interesting story behind it and would be a great attraction.

Thank STLDixie
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294 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is one you must visit if in the area. The history is so sad but it is nice to know some of the ruins of the castle still remain today. Puxley mansion is just barricaded off.

Thank TrishWarnz

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