Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion

Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion

Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion
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Junie P
Newbridge, Ireland14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Always a favourite walk of mine when I’m in Castletownbere & Beara. I love the Dunboy Loop walk with the hound. It’s beautiful 😍
Written 6 May 2022
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Alan
7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
If you call in to look at the ruins of Dunboy Castle & the Puxley Manor (closed), don’t miss the headland walkway starting from Dunboy Castle. A lovely, well maintained costal pathway with great sea views.
Written 16 September 2021
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CyclingAdventures27
Cork, Ireland8 contributions
Jun 2021
Dunboy Castle was very cool, though some information on the site would have been helpful - similar to the plaques found elsewhere. The ruins are overgrown and you almost stumble into them. The Puxley mansion on the other hand dominates the landscape, and is marred by the temporary fencing that surrounds it, allowing no access. Hopefully whatever works have been ongoing can be concluded to open the house up to guests or to visitors.
Written 24 June 2021
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Dream812629
Richmond, VA14 contributions
Sep 2019
The Dunboy Castle is in ruins, but well-marked by historical informational placques. The Puxley Mansion is fenced off and closed. That is a shame as it would be a great place to explore. While we were at these sites, we did not see another tourist. It was great to have the site to ourselves.
Written 28 September 2019
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Tony E
Switzerland555 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
First you leave the R572 Dursey road and pass Puxley Mansion, a fine but long-neglected neo-Gothic house which is now very, very slowly being converted into a luxury hotel (or they've already given up). Continuing along the rhododendron-lined lane, you come to the beautifully situated ruin of Dunboy Castle, the scene of one of many Irish sieges and massacres perpetrated by English troops, this one in 1602. There are trails from the castle, but they are not well marked, so be prepared to walk further than the 3 km claimed in the guidebooks. The walks take you through beautiful countryside, the reason for my 4-star rating.
Written 12 June 2019
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Timothy M
Dublin, Ireland30 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Way back in August 1990 we visited the ruins of Dunboy Castle and the Puxley Mansion on our honeymoon. Everything was better then, sad to say, and cows could get shelter in the ruins of the mansion. The water was pellucidly clear everywhere, not green and murky as it is now (God only knows what has run off into it). The mansion refurbishment looks alright, incomplete as it is. But the empty apartments built above it (and the airbridge to the mansion) are tasteless to the extent of being appalling. Dowlwan is spot on about them. How the hell planning permission was given for such monstrosities is beyond us, at least outside the explanation already suggested. This mess says everything about the crassness and vulgarity of the Brave New Ireland. Worth a visit if it is your first. Otherwise you will be gravely disappointed.
Written 9 June 2019
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Laura logan
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Apr 2019 • Family
Puxley mansion is a brillant hotel with fabulous facilities. The inside is gorgeous and makes for a very comfortable stay. The interesting artwork adds personality to the castle. The pool, although empty, was so refreshing and the spa was worth every penny! However, the mansion did lack furniture, electricity, water and staff.
Written 21 April 2019
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IrishPookie
Cork, Ireland20 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Parking by Puxleys Castle we followed the road/path all way to an old Stony Beach overlooking the Bere Island lighthouse. It was absolutely magical and the scenery was unbelievable.
Written 8 April 2019
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Alanna T
Richmond, Canada23 contributions
May 2018 • Family
The Castle was closed off but we were able to get great views from a slight distance. The grounds and Puxley Mansion were great ruins to explore with a beautiful backdrop. There is a lovely path to walk beside the ocean. We spent a few hours. Bring a picnic.
Written 12 December 2018
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Jackie C
London, UK29 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is set in a beautiful area just outside of Castletownbere. I used to come here often as a child. You could walk around the ruins of the Puxley mansion & the Dunboy Castle ruins, so much history connected with both. Then a few years ago the mansion was bought & money was spent on it, new roof, windows & lots spent on the inside apparently. Then nothing. The mansion is all fenced off & nature has grown up so now you can barely see the beautiful mansion. It is such a shame. I really hope it is properly restored & opened to it's former glory & is somewhere that the locals as well as visitors can enjoy.
Written 20 October 2018
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