Dunbeg Fort
Dunbeg Fort
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Eeyore_MS
Florida99 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We stopped here as part of Rick Steves' driving tour of the Slea Head Loop. Sadly, there is not much of this fort left. Without the AV presentation, you wouldn't even know what you were looking at. The forts (and the views) at Staigue (on the Ring of Kerry) and/or Dun Aenghus (on Inishmor in the Aran islands) are much bigger and better, so if you have the opportunity to visit those, you definitely can skip this one. The [rebuilt] beehive huts were better than the fort, but again, there are other beehive huts you can visit (some just up the road).
So I don't recommend visiting this fort, but we had a very nice lunch at the restaurant adjacent to the visitor center.
Written October 3, 2022
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Barbaravaardt
Somerset West, South Africa151 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
If I could rate this as Zero it would be more appropriate. What a waste if time and money. DO NOT GO HERE !!

One has to pay to go to a fort that is all fenced off and totally insignificant pile of stones. No receipts either !Yes, the cliffs are pretty but many other places to see spectacular cliffs. This is the only spot in IE that i warn you against not wasting any time or money on ! Very disappionted.
Written March 25, 2022
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Lo Smith
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Found this to be a lovely information stop on the Slea Head Drive. Yes the Fort is falling into the ocean, but there is a great little movie on its history and gives you a good perspective on the extraordinary archaeology of the area. Pity more archaeological sites on the Dingle peninsula provided more information on there sites like this one. The views of the Skellig’s and the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful from this site. Worth the small fee at the gate.
Written May 14, 2022
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Journey15089
Chicaago, Illinois7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you find yourself touring the Dingle Peninsula, you MUST stop at the Dun-Beg (Dun-Beag) Promontory Fort near Fahan at the base of Mount Eagle. The history and feeling of this place is wonderful. Catch it on a clear sunny day as I did and the views are some of the best on all the West Coast. Follow the signs west from the town of Dingle for the Slea Head Road and you will pass right by this site. Plenty of parking. Great history here and cliff views that almost rival the Cliffs of Moher. And another 5-10 minutes west on the same road are the Fahan Beehive Huts, also worth the stop.

The entire Slea Head loop is an archaeological wonder. Set aside at least an entire day and that's if you have a car.
Written April 6, 2005
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Hi Thank you for your great responce on Trip Advisor, your welcome to a free pass to Dunbeg Fort if you ever visit Kerry, Ireland again. We now have an audio-visual, which gives you a more detailed story into Dunbeg Fort. Thanks for going to all the trouble of uploading your comments and beautiful images. Just let us know, the next time you are visiting and we will arange a free trip for you. Kind Regards Kathleen
Written April 30, 2007
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sonyamsonyamsonyam
Dublin, Ireland207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
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 and inside you can see the remains of a house and a beehive hut. There is also an underground passage (burial). This will not be of interest to everybody, only People with an interest in history etc. If you think that it would be of interest, please watch the audiovisual show first, as We did it visa versa and regretted this mistake. I think that the show lasts approximately 5-10 minutes.
Written November 8, 2017
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DonnieOshkosh
Milwaukie, OR1,485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
My wife and I along with our adult son set off around the Dingle Peninsula- Slea Head Drive- and the first stop was Dunbeg Fort. This was our 4th trip to the Dingle area and each time we’ve stopped to visit the fort. I love the view of the ocean from the edge of the cliff along with the view looking back up the hills behind the fort.
The recent erosion [from this past June, I believe] has caused some structural issues and you can no longer walk into the stone fort right through the “tunnel” but I don’t think that’s reason enough to not see and enjoy the fort- and learn about its history. You can still circle around and see plenty of the remains of the fort from several angles.
I would suggest- as some other TripAdvisor contributors have suggested- that you go through the visitor’s center and sit through the film made before touring the fort. I think it will make it that much more meaningful for those who haven’t been to the fort before. Yes, it is a little confusing because your natural tendency is to head for the cliff, pay the man in the little shack and hustle down the path to the fort. However, go to the visitor’s center first and enjoy the film. Then you can go down the path to the fort. Be sure to stop and admire the burros along the way. I believe the fee was 3.00 Euro each- a very reasonable price considering it includes the video in the visitor’s center.
This is still a stop you don’t want to miss as you tour around Slea Head Drive.
Written September 29, 2015
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Jim K
Winnipeg, Canada89 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
This is nothing more than highway robbery. The closest you are allowed is about 50 feet from the nearest wall. The landowner (thief, really) will take your money, and chat you up to deflect you from reading the small print signs, posted on a wall, that there is no access to the site. I have been to many tourist traps, but I always at least got to see something no matter how bad I thought it was. How this man can sit and act friendly while taking your cash is hard to believe. The tourist industry in Ireland is as much at fault for not posting signs across the large roadside marquee board. Shame on you Ireland.
Written October 6, 2014
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Brigid G
Aongatete, New Zealand280 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
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 make safe the Fort area for visitors.

Such a shame this has occurred but this is the nature of coastal sites in general globally, and hopefully this attraction will be opened again in the near future. I would still really like to visit!
Written June 24, 2018
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Bill F
Overland Park, KS739 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
This poor fort is falling into the sea, so they have it closed and you can only see it from the fence. There are other similar forts to see, so pass on this.
Written August 20, 2014
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golouis99
Jerusalem, Israel592 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
The cliff-top fort was patially washed away in a storm in February 2014 and is closed to visitors for safety reasons. What's left will probably collapse into the sea as well. Yet they still charge 2 euros to visit the audio visual presentaion. Give it a miss.
Written July 11, 2014
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