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Address: Castletownbere, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 470 044

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This place is not open to the public these days as its all fenced off looks like renovation has come to a stop. But the whole place has great views looking out on to the bay and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 27, 2016
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Orpington
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Grassy Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The Puxley Mansion is not accessible having fallen on hard times when almost complete. It is visible from the lane leading to Dunboy castle, but is fenced and has CCTV on the building. Dunboy Castle has magnificent views and some historical plaques. We toured with a group which would be advisable if possible.

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Orpington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is not open to the public these days as its all fenced off looks like renovation has come to a stop. But the whole place has great views looking out on to the bay and surrounding countryside. Good walks around the perimeter, and various bits of the old castle remain. Well worth a look.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The area of Dunboy Castle with basically nothing left was of personal interest due due family connections. The Puxley mansion can been seen from the road but not entered. Apparently the investors who wanted to make it a luxury hotel ran out of funds and it is closed. The walking here is really lovely with nice views of the bay... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

For both sites which are in close proximity I would advise any visitor to have a bit of a read up on local history. Puxley Manor, back ten years or so was a burnt out ruin of a large manor house built by the Puxley family who owned the Copper mines near Allihies, at that time it was something you... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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.

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

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