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Dun An Oir

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1188
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Part of Irish history

This "Fort of Gold" gets its name from a ship filled with iron pyrite (Fool's Gold) that sank off... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Charles T
Seattle, Washington
Off the beaten track but quiet and excellent views

some people have said in the reviews that its not worth it, it is of the beaten track, there really... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
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  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
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“soldiers” (2 reviews)
“promontory” (3 reviews)
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Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1188

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

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...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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...More

Thank ProfTravels
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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.

Thank mcdonough6
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 19 August 2016

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...More

2  Thank LibbyH1
Reviewed 1 July 2016

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.

Thank KevinHagg
Reviewed 9 May 2016

If you like off the beaten path sites, Dun An Oir should find two-three hours in your itinerary. I have been alone on most of the walk beside some other walker I met and gladly pointed me to the right direction as it probably is...More

Thank beppo81
Reviewed 30 June 2013

It is definitely 'off the beaten path'! It took us a couple of false turns to find it. The best way to see it would be to stop at the museum Chorca Dhuibhne, get a walking map, and see it is part of a walking...More

1  Thank sstrhodges
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Walked from Baile na nGall via the beaches to Dun an Oir yesterday (and back) - a total of 15km in about 4-hours. Fabulous walk, stunning scenery. Some reviews say that Dun an Oir is difficult to find - not so if you walk the...More

Thank Feargal C
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Dun An Oir would be about an hour walk from Ballyferriter (I walk fast), it's just lovely to walk out there with your thoughts to yourself, and imagine the history. Spectacular in a quiet way, turquoise water, walk out to the edge if you are...More

3  Thank ellengloucester
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