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McCarthy's Castle

Castle Lodge Muckross Road | Castlelough, Killarney, Ireland
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GREAT HISTORICAL STORY ABOUT THIS BUILDING, ALMOST GONE NOW...

You may be disappointed at this McCarthy Mór Castle, tho' the history will help you imagine what is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christy_Luv2
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Gorey, Ireland
Take 20 minutes and stop here

Driving the Ring of Kerry? As you get to Ballinskelligs take a few minutes to pull off and head for... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Zerah J
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4 weeks ago
“GREAT HISTORICAL STORY ABOUT THIS BUILDING, ALMOST GONE NOW...”
24 Apr 2017
“Take 20 minutes and stop here ”
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Castle Lodge Muckross Road | Castlelough, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may be disappointed at this McCarthy Mór Castle, tho' the history will help you imagine what is was used for years before. Do watch it lit up at night-really lovely. It nestles beside the beautiful Lake and adds to this historical area. ENJOY!

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Driving the Ring of Kerry? As you get to Ballinskelligs take a few minutes to pull off and head for this site. There's a small beach with a decent amount of parking. You can see the ruins of the castle from the dune at the...More

2  Thank Zerah J
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The hotel was our destination here for afternoon tea and we only realised the castle was there as we sat in the conservatory, enjoying the view. A lovely afternoon tea in a lovely hotel with stunning views. Would have been disappointed if our destination was...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Well ,as Castles go, this one barely qualifies. If you are staying at the Lake Hotel, you should go as it is almost within a stones throw from the Pub area. It is an old ruin, but only has a small placard explaining its history,...More

2  Thank micyer
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This ruin is set on the edge of the lake directly in front & in the grounds of the Lake Hotel with the back drop of the Lake & Mountains. A nice photo spot .

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view of lake, named Lough Leane, one of the Lakes of Killarney. Beautiful views of rugged mountains behind lake. To get to castle, drive or walk into Lake hotel, public right-of-way to the castle

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Walked down here as it is in the grounds of the Lake Hotel and the hotel maintain it. really spectacular views from the courtyard of the lake and mountains. Their is also a little pier there where hire boats can pick up and drop off....More

1  Thank Kieran M
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Not sure when the causeway was built from the mainland to the island castle but it is now a paved walk a few meters from our room in The Lake Hotel. It is quiet sanctuary with a few white pines and a small indiscernible chunk...More

2  Thank ebbtide123
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Reviewed 8 May 2015

The location of this ruined castle is easy enough to find - just go into the entrance to the Lake Hotel, turn right at the arrows to the hotel car park and there it is, on a narrow little peninsula jutting into the lake. What...More

Thank Jilldutoit
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

There is very little ruin to look at but the setting is stunning. It is plain to see why anyone would want to build their home at this spot. To sum up the ruins are nice to go to look at just to access the...More

1  Thank MINIPaul
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