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Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion

Castletownbere, Ireland
+353 21 470 044
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The Ghosts of Dunboy

An amazing and powerful story behind this impressive historic location. Found this commemorative... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JohnWesleyHardin2018
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County Cork, Ireland
Good for a quick stop while in Castletownbere

The Puxley Mansion is only visible from a distance behind a fence. It's grandeur can still be... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
ciaran11
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Cincinnati, OH
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“luxury hotel” (7 reviews)
“bere island” (5 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Castletownbere, Ireland
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+353 21 470 044
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An amazing and powerful story behind this impressive historic location. Found this commemorative song, 'The Ghosts of Dunboy', on YouTube (lyrics below). The ghosts of those who died here in battle in 1602 must surely still haunt the ruins of Dunboy Castle! Donal, he was...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

The Puxley Mansion is only visible from a distance behind a fence. It's grandeur can still be appreciated but it is unfinished. There is only a gateway and part of the walls left of the Dunboy Castle. These are more appreciated if you know about...More

1  Thank ciaran11
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely and historic place to walk around the grounds. Nice views and a must do on a nice day. Very interesting.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I would say don’t waste your time going to see Reese two. Pulley Mansion was impressive but it is fenced off. You can’t get very close to it. Dunboy Castle is a ruin because when the English attacked they destroyed it and we were told...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

It is such a pity that nobody can get in to see this Castle, especially with the magnificent History behind it. It is magnificent to look across at it, except for the monstrosity behind it, what is going on with the modern building at the...More

3  Thank dowlwan
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Don't expect much. Puxley mansion is fenced off and locked up. Never opened as a hotel as intended. Nice architecture but will become a ruin without investment. Mansion is surrounded at tear by ugly concrete townhouses or apartments that are also abandoned. Dunboy castle is...More

3  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Dunboy Castle is interesting for its history, especially if a local gives the background for the story behind the castle. Puxley Mansion is currently closed and under renovation, but with no timeline.

1  Thank Makattak59
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Well worth a walk around this area - firstly to see and learn about the history of the O'Sullivan Bere family and their defeat at the hands of the British forces. Then there is the Puxley mansion, almost converted to a luxury hotel some years...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

After a short search, we found the remains of Dunboy Castle, a fortress belonging to the last Gaelic chieftain, Donal Cam O’Sullivan Bere. Donal O’Sullivan was a key figure in the Nine Year’s War against Elizabeth I, who was struggling for control of Ireland. She...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The mansion cannot be visited and is surrounded by a temporary fence. The ruin is worth a visit if you are a member of the O'Sullivan Bere clan. Else you need a lot of imagination. The walk from the ruin is very nice but large...More

1  Thank Corrie L
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