Eask Tower, Dingle

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Climb 182 m (600 ft) above sea level to Eask Tower for breathtaking views of Dingle Harbour and the surrounding Dingle peninsula. The 10.6 m (35 ft) high stone tower was built in 1847 and provided work during the Great Famine. It features a wooden finger post that signals to sailors to let their sails down as they make their way into the blind harbor. The tower originally reached a height of 8.2 m (27 ft), however additional stone was added during renovations. Our Dingle online journey planner makes visiting Eask Tower and other Dingle attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Entrance fee: 2 euro rise: 20 minutes views: priceless after and before the rise you could talk with the property owners and learn a lot about Dingle and surroundings
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  • Eask Tower (or the Dalek as my kids call it) can be seen from miles away, so we had to go and visit. It is a bit of a trek up hill and can be quite bracing when the wind blows, but it is worthwhile. T...  more »
  • My friend and I decided to begin our day with a hike to Eask Tower - a short hike recommended by Rick Steves in his Best of Scotland book. The hike was a bit steep but easily accomplished, and the vie...  more »
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  • Run by a very lovely and helpful couple, the walk up to the tower is a bit muddy, so bring good shoes, but totally worth it! Amazing view towards the Atlantic and Dingle.
  • This was a wonderful early morning hike. I would say it is an easy hike if you are in decent shape. Those with poor mobility it's off limits because you have to hike to the tower and can't drive. The farmer across the street at the bottom which I think owns the property will let you use his hose to wash off your shoes after the hike. It's not really dirt you have to wash off but the little presents the sheep leave in the pastures on the way up. If you do an early morning hike, the fields will be wet and standard sneakers will become wet. I know because I am still getting some of the fine mud that became embedded in my insoles a week later. Once at the top it is a commanding view of the Dingle harbor. Note, if you do an early morning hike the sun will be at your right hand side when taking pictures of Dingle. It's a paltry 2 euros to park at the bottom of the hill. The farmer could not emphasize enough that you close the gates as you move through each pasture. The farmer wanted to keep the sheep in the pastures that they were currently roaming. Have fun, I did.
  • Well worth the 20 mins or so steep ....alittle muddly hike up ..pick a clear day for the most wonder views of Dingle harbour, Ventry. And across to the Ring of Kerry.....even at tap and brush to clean your boots offered at the farm by the very kind farmer's wife before she rushs off to help her husband with the sheep ..
  • Highly recommended! The hike it’s ok if you have proper footwear, it’s too muddy. The view is amazing
  • Amazing views. Dingle on one side, Kerry peninsula on the other. A vigorous fifteen minutes hike, all uphill. You'll be passing through sheep pastures, check your shoes when you're finished.
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