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Loved getting close to these ruins!

As we were traveling through Ireland, we had driven by plenty of ruins like these and finally were... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
A special and unique historic castle remains.

A historic castle remains that often gets overlooked when travelling through the Dingle Peninsula... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

As we were traveling through Ireland, we had driven by plenty of ruins like these and finally were able to get up close to this one. We parked at the working farm and paid (a small fee) to walk up in the sheep field and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank elle_oregon
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A historic castle remains that often gets overlooked when travelling through the Dingle Peninsula, County of Kerry, Ireland. It will always hold a special place in our hearts because it is where we decided to tie the knot on our elopement to Ireland. The visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Our B&B host told us about this along the Slea Head drive. It is on private property, but don’t be deterred. The owner is friendly, pay the fee and follow the trail right to it. We were the only ones there and you can walk...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 612kariv
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Rahinnane Castle sits on farmland just above Ventry on the Dingle Peninsula but, unlike the very similar looking Minard Castle (where access is denied) you can walk right up to it and enjoy its splendour. The farming landowners could not be more welcoming. It costs...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JamesBTralee
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ,her father and our 4 children visited the castle on our last trip to Dingle . We had heard about it from other guests while staying at a Bed and breakfast .We parked at a farmhouse and paid €2 each .The...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Sherpa628419
Reviewed April 1, 2017

This castle was shown on our map of the Galway peninsula. It's a little off the beaten path, and once we arrived we discovered that we had to walk through a local farmer's cow pasture (with cows in it...he promised us there were no bulls)....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 283kristind
Reviewed October 13, 2016

There are many tor houses in Western Ireland, some in good repair and others not. If you opposed the Cromwellian forces, then it was blown up - like this 'castle'. There has been some work to stabilise the ruins, and there is nothing really remarkable...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank John H
Reviewed November 5, 2015

Viewed from the road, but still an impressive site, and got some great photos. Never figured out how to actually walk up to the ruin.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank redrockmike
Reviewed October 21, 2015

This spectacular ruin hovers over the beach in an emerald sea of grass. Rarely are there other visitors around and the winds shuffling through the castle make you feel like a traveller back in time. The beach is beautiful to walk on as well.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank V5907XZjays
Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I along with our adult son vacationed in Ireland in September and we booked a week at a holiday house- and this castle was on their farm land. It was nice to be able to see the castle ruins every day as...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Response from JamesBTralee | Reviewed this property |
We were there for around 30 minutes (I was taking pictures) but you are free to spend however long you wish. The owners are very welcoming.