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Catharina50August 14, 2017
Via een kleine omweg vanaf de Ring of Kerry in de buurt van Staigue bereik je dit prachtige ring fort. Gemaakt van zwarte steen, perfect rond en nog grotendeels intact. In het midden een grasveld. Het... more »Through a small detour from the Ring of Kerry near Staigue you reach this beautiful ring fort. Made of black stone, perfectly round and still largely intact. In the Middle a grass field. It is located in the middle of nature, a 2-minute walk from the car park. There is a simple Cafe at the car park. Visitors is a voluntary contribution from €1 asked. Worth it.
SnevsbirdAugust 7, 2017
Very impressive fort with fantastic views over the bay. Do make the time to sample the iced mixed berry scones at Currans cafe just by the fort. It's a small wooden caravan with a warm welcome & delic... more »
Donna SAugust 5, 2017
On a recent car trip around the Ring of Kerry, we wanted to stop at Staigue Fort, listed in my Eyewitness Travel Ireland as "the best preserved (fort) in Ireland." We were not disappointed. A fee of 1... more »
Julia StollJuly 2, 2017
It is a nice drive to the fort. Public toilets and a little coffee / ice cream shop await you. There is a honesty box to drop the entry fee. The fort itself is worth a trip. The views are great. If you are up to it, climb up on the fort and take in the view. Panorama photos work well here as well. Even if the weather is not that great, it is worth coming here.
Todd WolfeJune 30, 2017
This is a great stop on the Ring of Kerry. The views are fantastic and the fort is cool, no need to stay longer than 30 mins, but is a chill spot if you want to. The drive up in a normal car is not as bad as other reviewers would have you think; the whole thing is paved, and there are plenty of spots to scoot over so another person can pass. A one-lane twisty road seems to be the norm here, and it really is not a big deal.
Johnny PanJuly 4, 2017
Probably underrated location. For 1€ you get to see a historical stone ford. You can walk on the walls but should be careful, there is no protection against falling. The ride there follows a narrow road so beware of incoming cars.
Robert McLemanMay 30, 2017
An interesting pre-Christian-era fort. €1 entry fee per person very reasonable. There's a vendor selling ice cream and coffee at the parking lot and there are basic toilet facilities. Important: do not try to drive a camper van up there, you won't make it, the road is much too narrow.
Christine LaffoonJune 19, 2017
If you can deal with the one-lane, two-way road that leads to it, you will be well rewarded! Costs €1 to go through the gate, and there's a little coffee shop there, too. Amazing, pre-Christian structure.
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