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We visited mid May and the Fort was closed off from the road as a large portion of it had slipped into the sea.
We visited the visitors centre on the opposite side of the road and were told that restoration works were planned to...More
Dunbeg Fort ( in Gaelic it is called Dun Beag) is a dramatic example of a promontory type of fortification. It is located on top of a sheer sea cliff. It is located approx. 6km southwest of Ventry. It has 4 walls on the outside...More
We stopped in the restaurant next door to the Visitor Center for lunch and decided to check out the Visitor Center. We had passed the parking area for the fort a short ways down the road before lunch but it was full.
The fee for...More
Though there has been storm damage reducing the size of the fort, it is still representative of the many ancient stone forts of Ireland. The short video was worth the visit also talking about the culture of the time, giving nice context.
It's easy walk down a gravel path to the fort, from the ticket box. The ruined fort sits on the edge of cliffs, overlooking the sea, and dates back to around 500BC. It's well worth a visit if you enjoy history.
We paid 3 euros each to have a very quick walk to this ruined fort. There is not much left, it was really disappointing. It looked like it was going through some repairs. Definitely not worth 3 euros per person. The sea views were nice...More
There is a small fee for entering the ruins. It was very windy and cold when we visited so we did not stay long. There is not a lot to see...a stone wall with some doorways. It is interesting that the fort was built in...More