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Minard Castle

Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1188
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Private Guided Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Tralee
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Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
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"private property"
in 14 reviews
"ryan's daughter"
in 8 reviews
"bit off the beaten track"
in 2 reviews
"kells bay"
in 2 reviews
"large crack"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 2 reviews
"worth a quick stop"
in 2 reviews
"an adventure"
in 2 reviews
"inch beach"
in 2 reviews
"ring of kerry"
in 3 reviews
"dingle town"
in 2 reviews
"the owner"
in 2 reviews
"cromwell"
in 9 reviews
"ruins"
in 24 reviews
"rocks"
in 12 reviews
"holy"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not easy to get here (many hair-raising blind curves) but the location of the tower ruin on a majestic promontory is thrilling to see. You can't actually get right up to the tower because it is surrounded by the sea, thick brambles, and warning...More

Thank GJS
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The drive to Minard castle is an adventure by itself (one lane sideroads). Lonely ruined little castle on a small gravel beach. The castle is on private grounds however. Nevertheless a nice stop on the southern part of your Dingle peninsula loop.

Thank trooper92
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Gorgeous views at the castle. A seal actually swam up to us on the shoreline. We loved climbing on the rocks and looking at the gorgeous view.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Just had to make a stop at this castle after purchasing a piece of artwork in Dingle Town from a local artist. Made famous by the movie, Ryan's Daughter, it really is worth a quick stop to visit and take some amazing pictures. We were...More

1  Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Living History, here is the last stronghold of Walter Hussey during the Assaults of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and his forces. Hussey's final redoubt before the Castle was blown up with all inside by Cromwell's men...it is a truly historic monument to the people of...More

1  Thank billybuzzy
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This castle was featured in the movie "Ryan's Daughter." the road goes quite close to it, but there is a gate that says private property no trespassing. It is a lovely view on the edge of the water.

Thank panama2000
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Mmmm I am not sure about this as there is a safety notice stating that it is not safe to enter the ruins.It is on the Dingle Way and the scenery is superb looking out to Dingle Bay .There is an ancient well nearby .

Thank geraldine d
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We visited Minard Castle while staying in Dingle. I wish we had brought a picnic lunch. With the castle ruins and a fishing boat in the background, we sat on the rocks listening to the ocean waves breaking. When we were there (September), it was...More

Thank Gwen A
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Definitely worth it! This spot was one of my favorites of our entire trip to Ireland. It was quiet and not at all touristy. You can't actually walk up to the castle or go inside, but the surrounding area is gorgeous.

Thank Blake1919
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

easy to get to near Lispole-beautiful high rocky cliffs with great view across to Kells Bay and the Ring of Kerry

Thank NoFuFu
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Response from Paul B |
You can't! Just have a look and take pictures from a distance. Still impressive, but that's it
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