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This is a phenomenal, and FREE castle ruin to explore, right off the main highway. One of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike B
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Reno, Nevada
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A true hidden gem. Well worth a visit. To be able to climb such a ruin is fantastic. The views are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
neadweeney
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| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a phenomenal, and FREE castle ruin to explore, right off the main highway. One of our favorites of several we saw.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true hidden gem. Well worth a visit. To be able to climb such a ruin is fantastic. The views are stunning. Great day out

Thank neadweeney
Reviewed 1 week ago

got some beautiful wedding pictures here breath taking views. 10 minutes or less from the hotel. beautiful place

Thank Leann Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area and popped by to show our daughters, we were there 5 years almost to the date and felt the urge to revisit, beautiful views, it was a warm sunny day but in the distance a shower of rain fell and...More

Thank Lottie 0
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is right off the Dublin/Cork/Limerick road. You would never know that this place is here. A central location in the early Kings of Ireland. Great place for kids to explore around and spectacular location. Don't skip this spot.

1  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I went to the home county of my ancestors and was pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful castle. It has a million dollar view of the county at the top of it. Wonderful structure and well worth the effort to go and see it. One...More

Thank LSUJane
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This place really is a nice place to visit, lot of history here and can spark young imaginations, great for a nice afternoon walk and explore

Thank Emlyn P
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Nice day out been here a few time and never get sick off it. The views are grate you can see for miles on a clear day

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful great views all around one of the nicest places I have been to. Really relaxing and quiet

Thank Kornel S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I visited this great place in the heart of Laois again and I love it everytime, It is a wonderful ruins to leisurely walk around and take in the wonderful scenery around the area. I tis free to visit also. It has some great history...More

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Jalene K
8 May 2018|
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Response from Kiera W | Reviewed this property |
Hi jalene its a very small car park and you are right beside attraction so id say safe enough , as you climb you can see your car but it’s entirely up to each person have a pleasant trip
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mmkapu
10 January 2018|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Traffic permitting approximately an hour from Dublin.
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Karen F
23 July 2017|
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Response from Vickie R | Reviewed this property |
I had torn my achilles - while in Ireland. I managed to hobble up most of the way. Not to the top - but far enough. An electric scooter would have been awesome to have.
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