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Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were here on a blustery and rainy day. Though I'm sure there are more people here on a clear day -- some even get married here -- I found it particularly alluring because of the lack of tourists in poor weather. Yes, it is...More

Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins of the castle are worth a few scenic photos, both from the shoreline and from the fence barring entry. If you read about Minard castle in a travel guide and like me, wanted to get an up close look, you'll be disappointed. I...More

Thank LB-likes2travel
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The ruins of this castle are worth the exploring it takes to get there. One small sign in Lispole on the road to Dingle is the only hint. Unfortunately, access is not longer permitted, but the view from the beach parking lot is worth the...More

1  Thank berten786
Reviewed July 18, 2018

I've read this place is hard to find, but it's quite easy if you're hiking The Dingle Way! You pass right by it on the stretch from Annascaul to Dingle. The day we got there was overcast and cool with rain on and off. You...More

1  Thank quinnunit66
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Very difficult to find, there is also construction right now (summer 2018) making it harder. Beautiful spot once you find it. Enjoyed our lunch there and exploring around the castle. It does seem to be on private property so you can't get too close but...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

It's not easy to get here (many hair-raising blind curves) but the location of the tower ruin on a majestic promontory is thrilling to see. You can't actually get right up to the tower because it is surrounded by the sea, thick brambles, and warning...More

Thank GJS
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

The drive to Minard castle is an adventure by itself (one lane sideroads). Lonely ruined little castle on a small gravel beach. The castle is on private grounds however. Nevertheless a nice stop on the southern part of your Dingle peninsula loop.

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Gorgeous views at the castle. A seal actually swam up to us on the shoreline. We loved climbing on the rocks and looking at the gorgeous view.

Thank karenjo55
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Just had to make a stop at this castle after purchasing a piece of artwork in Dingle Town from a local artist. Made famous by the movie, Ryan's Daughter, it really is worth a quick stop to visit and take some amazing pictures. We were...More

1  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Living History, here is the last stronghold of Walter Hussey during the Assaults of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and his forces. Hussey's final redoubt before the Castle was blown up with all inside by Cromwell's men...it is a truly historic monument to the people of...More

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March 20, 2016|
Response from Paul B |
You can't! Just have a look and take pictures from a distance. Still impressive, but that's it
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