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Castle ruins in a beautiful setting

We explored this castle shortly after we took the free guided tour of the Listowel Castle, and I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary K
Seattle, Washington
Not to be missed.

A wonderful castle to tour. Be sure to get out of the car and walk to the top. Wonderful views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steven L
New York City, New York
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Castle courtyard is difficult to access except climbing up a small path. Impressive coastal views and outer walls and guardhouse intact. The entrance to the castle itself is gated and the information plaque is pulled inside the gate. Looks like years past it was well...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We explored this castle shortly after we took the free guided tour of the Listowel Castle, and I recommend that others do the same if time permits. We learned quite a bit on our guided tour in Listowel. The Carrigafoyle Castle is something that one...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful castle to tour. Be sure to get out of the car and walk to the top. Wonderful views. The castle was built by extremely skillful masons. Fascinating to see the stone work. A must see.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I have loved this castle when I visited as a child. Now I have brought my three young daughters here and they fell in love with it as well. The work that has been done to secure the ruins and make them safer is very...More

Thank kilsoj
Reviewed 12 June 2018

While this site is accessible, unless you climb the narrow stairwell as I did ,to the top lookout ,its just impressive ruins. The road in is fine ,plenty of parking as no buses go there. The story is interesting ,but not much to see

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is one of the best kept secrets in the area. Gorgeous views and a fantastic historical site with all the touristy traffic.

Thank 61elc
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were out of season for the castle to be open by the OPW which is May-September, BUT still worth a stop by. Very well signed off R551 and the tide was out when we arrived. Would have been really cool to see the inside,...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It might not look much from the outside but upon entering the castle it was huge. The circular staircase was the widest I've seen and were complete intact right the way to the top. Views were amazing and well worth the climb. It looks as...More

1  Thank Strat4ds
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must see ruin whilst in Kerry, it’s so refreshing not having to pay for entry fee and having the freedom to explore. You can climb to the top but I will warn you if you’re scared of heights it’s not for you,...More

7  Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This historic castle which belonged to the O'Connor clan (who ruled most of northern Kerry) is worth exploring. A listed in my Eyewitness Ireland tour book, this setting has a "romantic view of the estuary from the top tower". The best part of this is...More

2  Thank Donna S
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