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Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion

Castletownbere, Ireland
+353 21 470 044
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Very cool history posted of Dunboy Castle Ruins as you walk up (especially if you're a Sullivan... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Los Angeles, California

It was once beautiful for sure but it's all fenced in now no entry allowed. The roadway and... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Oona O
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Very cool history posted of Dunboy Castle Ruins as you walk up (especially if you're a Sullivan). One of the most incredibly scenic views looking out onto the harbor and ocean, beautiful! Free to walk around the ruins (not much left at all), fun to...More

Thank sully3333
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It was once beautiful for sure but it's all fenced in now no entry allowed. The roadway and coastline is nice a good place to sit down have a picnic but there is nothing else to it .. otherwise you could walk around a while...More

Thank Oona O
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lovely and the walks around the grounds are lovely. Pity to see the building blocked from public, perhaps they might open to tourist in near future.

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 7 January 2017

In May of 2016 we were fortunate to meet family in Castletownbere. My husband's cousin...a few times removed lived on the hill overlooking Puxley Castle. This is such a beautiful part of Ireland.

Thank Stormy2013
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Puxley Mansion is not accessible having fallen on hard times when almost complete. It is visible from the lane leading to Dunboy castle, but is fenced and has CCTV on the building. Dunboy Castle has magnificent views and some historical plaques. We toured with...More

Thank Relaxedtravels57
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This place is not open to the public these days as its all fenced off looks like renovation has come to a stop. But the whole place has great views looking out on to the bay and surrounding countryside. Good walks around the perimeter, and...More

Thank 666sp
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The area of Dunboy Castle with basically nothing left was of personal interest due due family connections. The Puxley mansion can been seen from the road but not entered. Apparently the investors who wanted to make it a luxury hotel ran out of funds and...More

Thank trekkers1983
Reviewed 8 September 2016

For both sites which are in close proximity I would advise any visitor to have a bit of a read up on local history. Puxley Manor, back ten years or so was a burnt out ruin of a large manor house built by the Puxley...More

Thank mtp101
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The ruins of Dunboy Castle are worth a visit as the new storyboard is very informative There is a classic loop walk here, Bullig bay which if you research and do in the full is very rewarding.

Thank Loo99car
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Confusinly Dunboy is signposted several miles away, but then on the road you need to take it reads Puxley - being a tourist in the area I was not to know that both are correct in there own way. We drove down a narrow road...More

Thank Tricia F
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