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So worthwhile!!

This was a bit off the beaten track but well well well worth the detour. We had faced the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenmare, Ireland
Not a Must-See for the Average Person

3-mile one-lane two-way road back to it, and you are charged 1 euro per person to cross private... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Castlecove, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bit off the beaten track but well well well worth the detour. We had faced the disappointment of a cancelled boat to the skelligs and were looking for something to visit on our way back to Kenmare. It is a longish way...More

Thank mjjcville
Reviewed 1 week ago

3-mile one-lane two-way road back to it, and you are charged 1 euro per person to cross private property to reach it. A large ring wall with nothing inside except grass. Not worth it unless you are really into history and forts. In my opinion,...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thinking about the people who Mastered the building of this type of stronghold gives one a glimpse into the history of the time. This impressive stone ring fort is off the beaten path and one of the delightful finds along the ring of Kerry. Beautiful...More

Thank flatrock1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the harrowing drive down a road wide enough for only one car. It is literally a circle made of stones. You can climb up on it for beautiful views, but honestly, not worth the time. :-(

Thank Mojee C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is quite a journey from the main road down narrow lanes to reach this fort but if you are interested in history it is well worth the travel. The fort is situated at the head of a valley opening south to the sea. The...More

Thank p0rtzed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really pleased we made the detour. This was a really well preserved example and there was a delightful lady selling coffee and cakes from a converted caravan just outside for added convenience! There weren't many people which kind of made it all the more special....More

Thank Rebbla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a little difficult to get to the site and there was not a lot to see there but it did have a feeling of authenticity. It helped that when we visited we were the only ones there so we were able to soak...More

Thank mhackbarth
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited by chance while driving round Kerry and weather was miserable. We got soaked here but still enjoyed seeing the vast amount of stones stacked so densely so long ago. Very interesting to see and and insight to history.

Thank uggelsome
Reviewed May 5, 2017

We had read about this fort in a travel article by Rick Steve. Not well sign-posted but worth the short side-trip. It is off the beaten track but it is well worth watching for the signs when driving around the Ring of Kerry. The site...More

Thank Timothy D
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Just a short drive off the main road and well worth it. Amazing construction given its age. And only 1 Euro each !

Thank portishead123
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Lisa Y
Quick question for you, when I google Staigue Fort a Parknasilla Resort comes up...is this where the fort is near? Or is my google map way off? Thanks!
May 13, 2015|
Response from GK3ColoursRed | Reviewed this property |
Directions from Sneem to the fort - goo.gl/maps/ovE8o After you turn off the main road at Castlecove there is a cafe/shop/fort information place on your left after a few hundred metres. After this the road gets narrower... More