Ballycarbery Castle

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Ballycarbery Castle
4.5
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Colm D
Cork, Ireland33 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Went to visit the castle, access to the castle is closed .
Can be viewed from the road.
Presume it’s closed due to the fact it is not maintained and there is a risk of falling stone etc.
Do not enter for your own safety
Written 20 August 2020
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Naomi F
Chico, CA29 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This castle is behind a fence that says no trespassing. A local we spoke to said the land was recently bought by a foreigner who put up signs to keep visitors out, which is a shame.
Written 17 February 2020
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,870 contributions
Aug 2019
The more ruined and decrepit and dangerous the ancient ruins the more evocative and romantic I find them. So imagine my frustration when I get to some remote spot after having travelled on these tiny one lane roads for 10k to find I am denied access. But after my wake up slight shock of the other day I have learnt to respect electric fences. Not a bad ruin made for some good photos. Great setting on a hill by the sea. No toilet. To get to Ballycarbery (and to Cahergall stone fort), turn off the main road (N70), following the sign to the Barracks. Pass the barracks, go over the bridge, and then turn left. You will turn left off this road to get to castle. This McCarthy Mor Castle was constructed in the 16th Century
Written 18 October 2019
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HowlnBubba
Key Largo, FL1,449 contributions
Sep 2019
This was a 15th century home of the McCarthy clan. It is now a ruin that is safer seen from the road, not to mention the fact that it is more impressively attractive from a distance. I love castle ruins, so I guess I am biased to give this a higher than Average rating. Anyway, it's free - after all, no signs or paths.
Written 29 September 2019
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Nigel G
Wendover, UK439 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Worth a look at this Castle but it is a shame you can not go around it closely

It has unfortunately fallen in to disrepair and getting up close would be dangerous

In its day I’m sure this would have been a wonderful castle very imposing

Perhaps the Irish government can see their way clear to save this historic site one day

It is quite a narrow drive to the castle with few passing spaces for cars as you get close
Written 10 September 2019
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Kerri T
32 contributions
Aug 2019
All of the castles in Ireland are awe inspiring. My husband is a masonry contractor and knowing what it takes to build something of this size without the use of equipment is amazing. If you aren't into just looking at something and taking a few pictures from a distance, then this isn't for you. Don't put your hands anywhere on the ground. I was coming down an embankment and put my hand in some grass to support myself and ended up getting stinging nettles (which I didn't see) in my finger and it was irritating for about 3-4 days with the use of hydrocortisone. The nearby town is picturesque and has many shops and restaurants.
Written 25 August 2019
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MACCY192
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom30 contributions
Aug 2019
You can't get up and around the ruins and that's no surprise because it looks unsafe. But you can get close enough to take good photos, especially if you have a telephoto lens. There is a small parking area and a small beach for a little stroll. It was raining when we went and the ruin looked broody and mysterious in the mist. I think it's appropriate that you cant get up to it - some places should just be left to themselves within the landscape.
Written 14 August 2019
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dgjohansson
Ronneby, Sweden1,494 contributions
Aug 2019
You can see this place from a distance, but the area is forbidden to enter nowadays. Good viewing spots are at the Cahergal stone fort. The ivy is clearly visible from there.
Written 14 August 2019
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Howard S
Aran Islands, Ireland30 contributions
Jul 2019
Nice looking ruined castle but nothing to go out of way for. It is close to to ring forts so may be worth the 10 detour drive to see. However, for safety reasons, you cannot get close to the castle.
Written 11 August 2019
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rachela742
Bideford, United Kingdom9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
lovely grounds to this lovely ruin ,you can spend all day there ,take a picnic and enjoy. We did go on a very sunny day,
Written 17 July 2019
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