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Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion

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Castletownbere, Ireland
+353 21 470 044
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A Scandal.

It is such a pity that nobody can get in to see this Castle, especially with the magnificent... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Dublin, Ireland
Worth stopping by for a look

Don't expect much. Puxley mansion is fenced off and locked up. Never opened as a hotel as intended... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Paul M
Richmond, Virginia
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+353 21 470 044
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

It is such a pity that nobody can get in to see this Castle, especially with the magnificent History behind it. It is magnificent to look across at it, except for the monstrosity behind it, what is going on with the modern building at the...More

Thank dowlwan
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Don't expect much. Puxley mansion is fenced off and locked up. Never opened as a hotel as intended. Nice architecture but will become a ruin without investment. Mansion is surrounded at tear by ugly concrete townhouses or apartments that are also abandoned. Dunboy castle is...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Dunboy Castle is interesting for its history, especially if a local gives the background for the story behind the castle. Puxley Mansion is currently closed and under renovation, but with no timeline.

Thank Makattak59
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Well worth a walk around this area - firstly to see and learn about the history of the O'Sullivan Bere family and their defeat at the hands of the British forces. Then there is the Puxley mansion, almost converted to a luxury hotel some years...More

Thank Popshots
Reviewed 6 August 2017

After a short search, we found the remains of Dunboy Castle, a fortress belonging to the last Gaelic chieftain, Donal Cam O’Sullivan Bere. Donal O’Sullivan was a key figure in the Nine Year’s War against Elizabeth I, who was struggling for control of Ireland. She...More

Thank SpecialePlaces
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The mansion cannot be visited and is surrounded by a temporary fence. The ruin is worth a visit if you are a member of the O'Sullivan Bere clan. Else you need a lot of imagination. The walk from the ruin is very nice but large...More

1  Thank Corrie L
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Park just inside the castle gates and walk to the ruin. The scenery is really worth taking in on foot. The abandoned manor is a massive sight albeit off limits. The ancient site is worth a pause for reflection. And all for free 😃. Be...More

Thank sennockred
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Very cool history posted of Dunboy Castle Ruins as you walk up (especially if you're a Sullivan). One of the most incredibly scenic views looking out onto the harbor and ocean, beautiful! Free to walk around the ruins (not much left at all), fun to...More

Thank sully3333
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It was once beautiful for sure but it's all fenced in now no entry allowed. The roadway and coastline is nice a good place to sit down have a picnic but there is nothing else to it .. otherwise you could walk around a while...More

Thank Oona O
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lovely and the walks around the grounds are lovely. Pity to see the building blocked from public, perhaps they might open to tourist in near future.

Thank Gloria K
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