Staigue Fort, Castlecove

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  • Well off the beaten track but so worth it! Amazing place even in the rain! worth making the effort amazing place even in the rain, dogs loved it too  more »
  • This was our first stop along the Ring of Kerry Route (clockwise from Kenmare), and we were not disappointed. After a little detour off the main road through small country roads, you reach the...  more »
  • This fort is not a fort and is way off the beaten path about a 3 mile drive up the hill on a narrow windy one lane road - so narrow that sometimes you have to back all the way up to let another car...  more »
  • Definitely beautiful views from the fort (but beauty is so readily available in Ireland). It's not a must-see on my list only because the windy road takes you far off the Ring of Kerry and you can use that time seeing other unique/more impressive marvels of the Irish landscape. Make sure you bring a couple of euro to pay the fee to be on the land.
  • Just a big stone fort in the middle of nowhere. Circular wall made of stones - I'd recommend to those who have a lots of time in their hands. There are public toilets there, which is a plus.
  • If you are all about being off the beaten path; if you like to feel the aura of ancient places without crowds of tourists; if you do not mind driving on a single-car-width road and possibly having to backup to let a local pass going the other way then you will love this site. Others that reviewed it found all the above a bother---not me---just the opposite. I felt more of a connection here to my Irish, Gaelic, Celtic roots (as a Yank with a Polish last name no less) than anywhere else I visited during my two weeks in Ireland. There was something mystical about this place that I still feel years later (we visited in September of 2011).
  • Built in AD Era, before arrival of Christianity at the Island, this fort was probably built by a Celt landlord to protect himself from attacks. Monument in good conservation.
  • Great preserved. You can enter inside. Its gorgeous. Great views

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