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“I return to this castle every time I'm in Ireland.”

Ballycarbery Castle
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$81.48*
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Cahersiveen
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Cahersiveen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

This castle ruin is so photographic it is almost unbelieveable. Set on top of a small hill and with one side covered in ivy this site is truly special. It is located just a mile or two outside Cahersiveen a quarter mile from the ring forts. Since this is a ruin, it doesn't take up a great deal of your travel day to visit but will leave you feeling charmed.

1  Thank Susan G
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Visited this castle as a mist approached from the water. Very cool! Hard to find, but every local can give you directions. Great picture taking, but watch your step.

3  Thank Philip D
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We loved it... Even in the blowing 30 mph wind gusts and rain today! Ballycarberry has so much character... You can only imagine its magnificence back in the day!

3  Thank Polly313
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Made a side-trip off the Ring of Kerry to see this set of ruins. The castle is a little off the beaten path but well worth the few minutes drive it takes to get there. It was a nice departure from many of the restored castles that are overrun with tourists. We were able to get many beautiful photographs of the castle with the beautiful countryside in the background. Highly recommend if you are a shutterbug looking for some nice photographs of old castles in Ireland!

3  Thank mgeorgejr
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

My wife and I went into the ruin and climbed to the top and had the most specacular view of the area. I will be back to see this each time I come to Ireland.

1  Thank Martyb260
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