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All reviewsprivate propertywarning signsryan's daughterkells baylarge crackbeautiful ruinsworth the trippeaceful placean adventureinch beachoff the beaten pathring of kerrydingle peninsulacromwellrocksholyannascaul
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins of this castle are worth the exploring it takes to get there. One small sign in Lispole on the road to Dingle is the only hint. Unfortunately, access is not longer permitted, but the view from the beach parking lot is worth the...More

Thank berten786
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I've read this place is hard to find, but it's quite easy if you're hiking The Dingle Way! You pass right by it on the stretch from Annascaul to Dingle. The day we got there was overcast and cool with rain on and off. You...More

1  Thank quinnunit66
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Very difficult to find, there is also construction right now (summer 2018) making it harder. Beautiful spot once you find it. Enjoyed our lunch there and exploring around the castle. It does seem to be on private property so you can't get too close but...More

Thank blcoll01
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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
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
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.

Thank karenjo55
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
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
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 28 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 .

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You can't! Just have a look and take pictures from a distance. Still impressive, but that's it
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