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Address: Smerwick Harbour | Dingle, Dingle, Ireland
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Private Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Killarney
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Not easy to find but very peaceful and some interesting stones

Just after leaving Ballyferriter you will pass a microbrewery on the right. The next road you come to (a very narrow road, you will hardly think it is a road) is the road to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flaneur40
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just after leaving Ballyferriter you will pass a microbrewery on the right. The next road you come to (a very narrow road, you will hardly think it is a road) is the road to Riasc. There is a stone marking that the curb of the road indicating that it is An Riasc. Make a right and go slowly about 150... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The stone monuments of Dingle are accessable and fascinating. Extremely well preserved. Quiet, time for reflection and exploration. We visited them with Tim Collins (Skieurd tours); he's so knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank Susan M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

You can find this down a very narrow lane near Ballyferriter on the Dingle peninsula (my passengers were convinced I was driving up someone's private drive). There's not much left but you can see the outline of the buildings and there is a large carved cross slab. There is parking for a small number of cars and no entrance fee.

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Thank French_James
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Turn south at the B&B Pub at the bridge and junction to Wine strand. Follow road for about 200m on right. This was a simple site but unique due to the engraved stones. It's free and worth a stop as it is right of sales head drive on the way to BallyFerriter from Dingle.

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Thank Carson W
Dublin, Ireland
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a really cool monastic site, but it can be difficult to find. The google map location of it takes you to a different area. It also goes by Reask rather than Riasc (Irish word). It's very peaceful and quiet here, so take it all in and enjoy the views and history.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

An Riasc is worth a visit if you are walking the Saints Way or driving near Ballyferriter on the Dingle Pennisula. Allot 30 minutes or so and it would be helpful to read a guide book or go with a tour guide to explain what you are seeing.

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Thank Jerry L
St Clears, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

whenever i visit dingle i always visit Riasc, i take a book and picnic and folding chair and relax in total peace and quiet. on a sunny day i think this paradise

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Thank pat c
Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Early Christian settlement which is very well looked after and tended. Interesting to see the layout of the settlement as it once was. Very quiet when we got there so we had plenty of time to look around. Definitely worth visiting.

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Thank DublinEyespy
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Loved this particular site because there were no other tourists there flocking the place. It was difficult to find [the sign had been knocked down in a recent storm] but it was so worth the adventure of locating it! Beautiful ruins and standing stones.

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Thank Morgan618cs
Locust Dale, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The other reviews have done a very good job of describing the site. I will only add that the sign is very difficult to see. If you are traveling from Dingle to Ballyferriter, it is past the Gallarus Oratory on the left hand side. It is well worth the detour.

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