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Minard Castle

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Minard Castle is only a short drive away from Dingle, on the southern side of the Dingle Peninsula.

You won’t miss it from the road! The castle ruins consist of a large tower house that sits atop a small hill by the water. Both hill and castle offer lovely views over the Irish Sea.

Dating back to the 16th century, Minard is the largest fortress of the peninsula. There are three surviving storeys, although archaeologists believe there used to be a fourth storey above.

Make sure to read and follow the signs when visiting the ruins of Minard Castle.

If you have time to explore, head for a walk down to the beach. It is a fine example of a natural storm beach. At low tide, you can see large sandstone boulders. These are of unique geological interest as they were once used for primitive inscriptions.

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