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Minard Castle

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Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1188
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Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1188

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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 .

Thank geraldine d
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We visited Minard Castle while staying in Dingle. I wish we had brought a picnic lunch. With the castle ruins and a fishing boat in the background, we sat on the rocks listening to the ocean waves breaking. When we were there (September), it was...More

Thank Gwen A
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Definitely worth it! This spot was one of my favorites of our entire trip to Ireland. It was quiet and not at all touristy. You can't actually walk up to the castle or go inside, but the surrounding area is gorgeous.

Thank Blake1919
Reviewed 26 September 2017

easy to get to near Lispole-beautiful high rocky cliffs with great view across to Kells Bay and the Ring of Kerry

Thank NoFuFu
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The castle was intentionally damaged by Cromwell so the entrance is blocked. As there are so many ruins that they let you get near I'd listen to them when they say you shouldn't go near this structure. Right next to it is a small beach...More

Thank bassethoundsforever
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were touring the Dingle Peninsula and saw the sign and decided to follow it. Not a big detour but a pleasant surprise. The ruin sits on the edge of the water. You cannot get right up to it unfortunately because it is considered unsafe,...More

Thank AudRoy0
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Minard Castle is just ruins of a tower by the cliffs of Dingle Bay. It is a very nice hike along the cliffs and there is a chance of spotting Fungie the dolphin in the bay.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Beautiful spot with amazing bay views. Closer to Annascaul than Dingle. Could picnic there if you desired.

Thank Time2Gel
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We happened along this castle as we walked The Dingle Way. It sits overlooking the shore and the cliffs on the other side. Peaceful place for a snack and what a gorgeous view.

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20 March 2016|
Response from Paul B |
You can't! Just have a look and take pictures from a distance. Still impressive, but that's it
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