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Address: Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 66 9159755
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The pre-tour video if you go to the stonehouse to gain entry (rather than the tiny both near the path to the fort) is great for putting the site in context. You can see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dan H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pre-tour video if you go to the stonehouse to gain entry (rather than the tiny both near the path to the fort) is great for putting the site in context. You can see the layers of fortifications and wonder at the purpose of the stepped walls (seats for meetings?). Part of the fort fell into the sea during a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dunbeg Promontary Fort is an iron age fort perched on the edge of a cliff on the Southern edge of the Dingle peninsula. There is a small entrance fee and a visitor centre and cafe. The fort is reached via a short walk along the side of a field. The visitor centre and cafe are in a building built entirely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Short grace led walk from the car park. While not spectacular it is nice and very historic. Part was lost to the sea recently. Fairly simple structure but it is very old 2,000 plus years. Nice views of surrounding shoreline.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great fort in a spectacular setting. Parking is free but there is an OPW fee of €3. It is a 100 yd walk down a gravel path with a decent grade. The cliffs are well fenced, so small children are safe. My 4yr old had a good time climbing the trenches. The fort is falling into the... More 

Thank Carson W
Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a short gravel and dirt walk down to the fort. Well worth the time to go down and explore. It's amazing how close it is to the edge of the cliff, in fact part of it has been lost due to falling over the edge during a storm in 2014. Be sure and see the short film run across... More 

Thank Nancy J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad this site is being looked after as much as possible. Spectacular views and amazing to see. Lovely video explaining history. Good value for money. A must see as cliffs are eroding and much has already been lost. A real unexpected treat during our drive.

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Union NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent, well organized site that some should emulate. First, there is a short video, explaining about the fort, the people that build it and why it was necessary. Then, you tour the fort with a very informative brochure, when everything makes a lot more sense, rather than just charging into it and getting nothing out of it.... More 

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Doylestown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The video in the visitors center is excellent and really gives you a feel for the area and use of the fort. The fort itself is a blast to explore. But it is being pulled slowly back into the sea and soon will be lost. A very neat piece of history that is fading so get there soon! Was a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dunbeg Stone Fort is an ancient promontory fort on the shore of the Dingle Peninsula. It is just the kind of thing I love. But I didn't love it. It wasn't the €3 admission, though there are better sights in Ireland that are free. And they don't take credit card, so have cash. The fort is a combination of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The view from the defensive wall toward the rough waters below tells a story of what life must have been for the men guarding Dunbeg Fort. To get a real feel for the fort, visit it on a cold, rainy, blustery day vice a nice walk in the park sunny day. Our sense was it was a hard life for... More 

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