Dun An Oir

Dun An Oir, Dingle: Address, Phone Number, Dun An Oir Reviews: 4/5

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unkybuck
Tralee, Ireland719 contributions
Stunning view with ghastly past
Mar 2019 • Couples
Right on the edge of the west with stunning views of smerwick harbour.
The ruins of the fort have an eerie feeling and it's hard to visualise such bloodshed in such natural beauty.
Written 25 March 2019
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Mimidarling
Virginia Beach, VA357 contributions
Set in a most beautiful part of the DIngle Peninsula
Sep 2018 • Couples
We found Dun An Oir just the other day. It is easy to find as it is marked with signs. The history of the place is quite interesting. Not much is left of the fort as it has fallen into the ocean, but standing there one can use their imagination to think about what it must have been like.
Written 25 September 2018
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mickaleen
Nottinghamshire, UK4 contributions
An eerie experience
Aug 2018 • Family
I love this place, it is so peaceful yet has an eerie feel to it. The story is a tragic piece of Kerry history. There is not much here and I feel more could be g done with the place. The views are very photogenic.
Written 17 August 2018
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Nicole B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates880 contributions
Small Bloody Site
Jul 2018 • Family
This was the scene of a massacre of Spanish soldiers and Irish rebels. Today, there is not much there but the remains of the fort and some nice views. The road down there is very narrow.
Written 11 August 2018
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Chuck Treser
Seattle, WA13 contributions
Part of Irish history
Sep 2017 • Solo
This "Fort of Gold" gets its name from a ship filled with iron pyrite (Fool's Gold) that sank off the coast; but is remembered for the slaughter of about 600 men and women (some pregnant) during Second Desmond Rebellion in Ireland. A force of Papal soldiers (Spanish and Italian troops) captured the village of Smerwick but were forced to retreat to nearby Dún an Óir ('the Fort of Gold'), where they were beheaded one after another over several days on the orders of the English commander, The 14th Baron Grey. Almost nothing remains of the fort, but a couple of embankments, but promontory on which the fort was built provides a spectacular view of the harbor and it is easy to visualize the the siege and battle. The road up to the fort is primitive and there is only a few places to park. However, if you are a history buff and have an hour to spare it is worth the effort.
Written 23 September 2017
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ProfTravels
220 contributions
Off the beaten track but quiet and excellent views
Jul 2017 • Couples
some people have said in the reviews that its not worth it, it is of the beaten track, there really is not much there but on a good day its worth a stop off the views are great and the place is silent and a good rest stop for walkers and cars alike
Written 17 July 2017
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mcdonough6
Stillwater, MN64 contributions
took forever to find
Jun 2017 • Couples
We drove around for awhile to find this location. The history is interesting and a kind of morbid, but my husband HAD to find it. Watch out for cow walking home for the night.
Written 26 June 2017
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,719 contributions
Site of Battle and Star Wars
May 2017 • Solo
This is near a golf course in Ballyferriter. Before Ballyferriter follow the signs for the golf course and you will see the fort on a promontory. It is also the location of a set for the upcoming Star Wars film (sequel to Force Awakens and presumably Luke Skywalker's home after the film was kicked off Skellig Michael).
Written 7 May 2017
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH978 contributions
Worth the drive if you are in Dingle
Aug 2016 • Family
We visited Dun An Oir on a very windy day. It is a very interesting old church. The sun dial and cemetery are especially interesting. There is not a great deal left to the building, but what is there is very interesting. The views n the way there are wonderful of the coastline.
Written 19 August 2016
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KevinHagg
New Brighton, UK17 contributions
You need imagination
Jun 2016 • Couples
Lovely quit spot. You have to use your imagination not a great deal to see as mentioned in other reviews. But great history and interesting story.
Written 30 June 2016
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