Staigue Fort

Staigue Fort, Castlecove

Staigue Fort
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Jaimee G
Urbana, IL435 contributions
Jun 2022
It was a bit of a drive up a narrow road, but so are a lot of things in Ireland if you are doing a driving tour of the country. You'll get used to this pretty quickly! At the site there are toilets and a donation box. We were greeted by some friendly sheep. This secluded ring is impressive with stairs up to the top along the interior and beautiful views. We had the place entirely to ourselves, which felt pretty special. I would recommend this stop along the Ring of Kerry.
Written 23 June 2022
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David T
United Kingdom28 contributions
Jun 2022
Wonderful fort, wonderfully isolated in magnificent location high in a quite green valley. Very atmospheric. No charge, no queues.
While you're there grab a coffee from the lovely guy at 'Roast' coffee bar, right by the entrance.
Written 14 June 2022
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Lkeating01
97 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Well off the beaten track but so worth it! Amazing place even in the rain! worth making the effort amazing place even in the rain, dogs loved it too
Written 19 September 2020
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,989 contributions
Sep 2019
This was our first stop along the Ring of Kerry Route (clockwise from Kenmare), and we were not disappointed. After a little detour off the main road through small country roads, you reach the desolate ruins of this old stone fort, surrounded by lush greenery. The kids very much enjoyed climbing up on the inside of the fort, and entering the small crawlspaces. Definitely worth a stop on the way around the Ring of Kerry.
Written 19 August 2020
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Samiya7
Deerfield Beach, FL1,045 contributions
May 2019
This fort is not a fort and is way off the beaten path about a 3 mile drive up the hill on a narrow windy one lane road - so narrow that sometimes you have to back all the way up to let another car pass. It is a chieftan’s home and is basically a circle of rocks. There is a box to put a one euro trespass fee.
Written 9 January 2020
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Julie L
Melbourne, Australia1,375 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This defensive fort is thought to have been built for a local lord or king around 300 or 400AD. It is impressive to see the stones, without the benefit of mortar, still in place in the overall structure of the forbidding walls. The circular fort is surrounded by a ditch. However, I suggest a better example is the exhilarating Grianan of Aileach in County Donegal.
Written 23 November 2019
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Mary Anne C
Alberta, Canada272 contributions
Jun 2019
It is quite amazing to think of this ring fort containing houses, outbuildings, tents and other outbuildings; people going about their daily lives.If the fort walls could talk.
Written 15 November 2019
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Hatfia
Melbourne, Australia325 contributions
Sep 2019
Probably built in the early centuries AD, this is an amazing structure - up to 6m in height and 4m thick and built entirely without mortar. And with great views of the surrounding countryside and sea from the top. Quiet when we there. Entry is by donation (on private land) - well worth a visit.
Written 31 October 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,870 contributions
Sep 2019
This ring fort is not restored and all the more interesting for that. It is quite large. 2500 years old. Open 24/7, Toilet. 1e. A long drive up a narrow lane. Once you reach the end of the road there is a carpark. The Fort is built at the head of a valley with great views. The walls are of dry-stone construction. There are signs around the fort asking visitors not to climb the wall tops, but sadly these are being ignored.
Written 19 October 2019
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AuntyKathkleen1
Alice Springs16 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
After a few kms on a one sided road, we made it. An astonishing site. A perfect ring fort, maybe 90ft across with a beautiful bed of soft green grass in the middle to enjoy either lying down, standing on bare feet or just enjoying the energy of this place. You can scale the wall in different parts and walk along the top, taking in the spectacular views of the Atlantic to the west or the beautiful rugged heather filled countryside all around u. It was nice and quiet with a few other tourists enjoying the peace. Entry is free, but there is a donation box near the gate, definitely worth a couple of euro, if u have it. If not its there to be enjoyed.
Written 13 September 2019
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