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Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion

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Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion

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Self-Drive of Ireland- The South & West Wanderer
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Self-Drive of Ireland- The South & West Wanderer

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Dream812629 wrote a review Sep 2019
Richmond, Virginia14 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Tony E wrote a review Jun 2019
Switzerland496 contributions294 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Tim-m62902 wrote a review Jun 2019
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions17 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Laura logan wrote a review Apr 2019
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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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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IrishPookie wrote a review Apr 2019
Cork, Ireland18 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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