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Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited mid May and the Fort was closed off from the road as a large portion of it had slipped into the sea. We visited the visitors centre on the opposite side of the road and were told that restoration works were planned to...More

Thank Brigid G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Another good loop hike with views. This is fit for all ages and most abilities. We were fortunate to have beautiful sunny weather.

Thank Sally F
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Dunbeg Fort ( in Gaelic it is called Dun Beag) is a dramatic example of a promontory type of fortification. It is located on top of a sheer sea cliff. It is located approx. 6km southwest of Ventry. It has 4 walls on the outside...More

5  Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We stopped in the restaurant next door to the Visitor Center for lunch and decided to check out the Visitor Center. We had passed the parking area for the fort a short ways down the road before lunch but it was full. The fee for...More

1  Thank GolferKen
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Though there has been storm damage reducing the size of the fort, it is still representative of the many ancient stone forts of Ireland. The short video was worth the visit also talking about the culture of the time, giving nice context.

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Be sure to see the film inside first as it will give you a history of the fort. Yes, part of it was affected by storms in 2007, but it's an easy walk down and small yet interesting to see.

Thank LR B
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Not much left since some of it fell into the sea a few years ago ... and they have fenced off the remains. If you do stop be sure to see the short film to get a sense of the history here.

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed September 23, 2017

It's easy walk down a gravel path to the fort, from the ticket box. The ruined fort sits on the edge of cliffs, overlooking the sea, and dates back to around 500BC. It's well worth a visit if you enjoy history.

Thank Salty2010
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We paid 3 euros each to have a very quick walk to this ruined fort. There is not much left, it was really disappointing. It looked like it was going through some repairs. Definitely not worth 3 euros per person. The sea views were nice...More

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed September 8, 2017

There is a small fee for entering the ruins. It was very windy and cold when we visited so we did not stay long. There is not a lot to see...a stone wall with some doorways. It is interesting that the fort was built in...More

Thank Alexandra T
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