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Dunbeg Fort

Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
+353 66 915 9755
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Slea Head Drive, Fahan, Ventry, Ireland
+353 66 915 9755
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Reviewed 8 November 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

1  Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reviewed 24 October 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

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed 19 October 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 24 September 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 14 September 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 Janulik
Reviewed 8 September 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Well worth the stop, it's true there is not much left of the actual Fort due to a storm in 2014 and the natural eroding, but the history is amazing. It's a must to see the movie first, it just puts everything in perspective and...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is a visitor center and a decent restaurant for a bite to eat here but the real star is the site of the Fort. These ruins are holding but certainly a lot has been lost to time but the location on the edge of...More

Thank beachlovernc2015
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