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Terrific view

We walked up to the fort, it was a clear day, the views are excellent. The fort is interesting... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
JillT545
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Fantastic location and brilliant athmosphere

This fort gives you the feeling of being in another time. The views are spectacular, so lucky to... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
_bridget_hallihane
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County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We walked up to the fort, it was a clear day, the views are excellent. The fort is interesting, it’s an old structure that’s been rebuilt . The path from the road is fairly level , then you climb the steps to the summit, it’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JillT545
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This fort gives you the feeling of being in another time. The views are spectacular, so lucky to have this wonderful place in our beautiful West Cork.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Our private driver Maggie from Little Gem Tours made a stop here. The stone fort is interesting but what blew me away was the spectacular views of the land and the sea. It is absolutely breathtaking. Don't let the stairs deter you. Not really that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tan1950
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Ok, short walk and 87 steps, you can do it! Amazing view of the region plus if you look carefully three vertical stones in the distance of which i don't know the historical significance yet, will find out in the morning. Careful how you park...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank virginiad235
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Walked up the many stairs to the fort as did my 82 year old mother slowly. It was well worth the climb. The views from the fort are amazing. You feel literally on top of the world. Our friends pointed out their friends houses. Cows...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NadiaMGuyana
Reviewed 10 June 2018

From Skibbereen take the R596 towards Castletownshend, after 5K you will see a church (St Barrahane’s Catholic Church) on your right, and a small school on your left. Park your car here. From the carpark, walk on the main road towards Castletownshend. About 2k, on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anne2hig
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I'm afraid this did not really live up to my expectations. The photographs on the webpage are extremely well taken albeit a little misleading. Ireland is blessed with many stone forts and it is my belief there are better around.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank RayLuckett
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Thankfully, I walked the couple of kilometers from Castletownsend, where we were staying (see my review for "The Castle"), up to this ancient site, and I wondered what would happen if you attempted to drive up to it on the increasingly narrow path off the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JeffY259
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Saw the sign for it on the side of the road, an on a whim turned an went up. Road seemed normal at the entrance, then turned to grass and mud, nowhere to turn the car around and the entrance to the fort is a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank gingerbrau
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

You will find these ruins as you leave town on the back road to Leap tucked away on the left hand side. Not easily visible and a short walk down a dirt track which is quite muddy. Not much to see really but it was...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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