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Address: Ballykissane, Killorglin, Ireland
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+353 66 976 1451

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lovely peaceful spot

We visited to seek more information on the loss of lives here in 1916 when some 'patriots' drove off the road into the sea. We found the place to be very peaceful and relaxing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
JAA_MK
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

but very peaceful and with great views of the water and wildlife. We came for a bit of history but stayed just soaking up the atmosphere.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We visited to seek more information on the loss of lives here in 1916 when some 'patriots' drove off the road into the sea. We found the place to be very peaceful and relaxing.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I need to study more Irish history, especially their long struggle for independence. In Killorglin, we’d driven past a memorial a few times and today, we finally pulled over for a closer inspection. It was a perfect example of how every corner of Ireland is steeped in history (much of it sad). During the uprising of 1916, the first fatalities... More 

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Kerry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had initial problems finding the Pier, even after expert advice at the Tourist Office as coming from Killorglin driving alone, you need all your attention at the crossroads and he sign faces the other way but people are kind.. A lovely peaceful place indeed on a sunny day, Just an ordinary place where a tragedy happened, NB one of... More 

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kerry i
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

since easter this year there has been 3 commerations at ballykissane pier as it was there that the first casulaties of the rising took place. 4 men travelling from dublin to cxaherciveen took a wrong turn in killirglin and their car went into the water off the pier it is a quiet and relaxing area to visit at any time,... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Visited here over easter .we wanted to see where the ballykissane tragedy happened. The monument to the men who lost their lives is a lovely tribute. There was an easter wreath placed on it also. Posters with information on the tragedy are also there which is helpful. Lovely place to see and easy to find.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

In 1916 three men drowned on their way to capture a radio station in order to broadcast confusing information to the British Navy, in hopes of helping a German ship land arms for rebels on shore. If successful, the history of Ireland might have been different. A small monument commemorates their loss. The vehicle got lost just outside Killorglin. McInerney... More 

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Thank robcurtross
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Beautiful area but no development here, local historical interest, nice walk from town about 1 mile.

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Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

nothing going on here, take a few pics and go, could be made a lot nicer, can look a bit grubby at times as well, never see any tourists around there, just needs a bit more work done to it.

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

went to ballykissane pier as part of the festivities of puck fair 2013 to watch shakespeares the tempest time stood still enchanting location with magical overtones of the past. a world lost in past present and future lifes to be. kerry at its best all waiting to be discovered and revealed on your own doorstep. dont let this one slip... More 

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