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Minard Castle

Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1188
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Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1188

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank NoFuFu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle was intentionally damaged by Cromwell so the entrance is blocked. As there are so many ruins that they let you get near I'd listen to them when they say you shouldn't go near this structure. Right next to it is a small beach...More

Thank bassethoundsforever
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were touring the Dingle Peninsula and saw the sign and decided to follow it. Not a big detour but a pleasant surprise. The ruin sits on the edge of the water. You cannot get right up to it unfortunately because it is considered unsafe,...More

Thank AudRoy0
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Minard Castle is just ruins of a tower by the cliffs of Dingle Bay. It is a very nice hike along the cliffs and there is a chance of spotting Fungie the dolphin in the bay.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Beautiful spot with amazing bay views. Closer to Annascaul than Dingle. Could picnic there if you desired.

Thank Time2Gel
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We happened along this castle as we walked The Dingle Way. It sits overlooking the shore and the cliffs on the other side. Peaceful place for a snack and what a gorgeous view.

Thank sharper100
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The lane access is extremely narrow so if driving my suggestion is to take your time and watch your speed. Though you cannot access the actual ruins themselves you can get close enough for some good shots and the scale is impressive as is the...More

Thank Edward N
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This castle was destroyed by Cromwell in 1650. The walls are 11 ft thick. There is a large crack from top to bottom. Don't venture in not safe. The castle was used in the movie Ryan's Daughter. Next to the castle is a very unique...More

Thank Peggy A. S
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21 March 2016|
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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