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Dunbeg Fort damaged

Ventry, Ireland
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Dunbeg Fort damaged

Bad news for prospective visitors to the prehistoric Dunbeg promontory fort on the Dingle peninsula. Due to a cliff collapse following the weekend storms, part of the fort fell into the sea.

The site is very much at risk as a result, is currently closed and unfortunately may remain so.

Waterford, Ireland
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1. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

Oh that is a pity, though it would seem to be a continuation of what it has been doing for a very long time.

Waterford, Ireland
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2. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

Sorry! I was thinking of Dun Aengus! Just realised which one it is, that is a sad loss to the area.

Limerick, Ireland
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3. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

We were watching that. Its very sad after how many thousands of years....

And comparatively, last Satuday's storm wasn't the worst. There are suggestions that the one coming through on Friday night may be as bad as one of the bad ones over Christmas. Up to 50 foot waves off Inch.

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4. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

Saw it on the news too, doesn't look as if it may ever re-open. 50 ft waves off Inch-scary.

Ventry, Ireland
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5. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

Will be hunkering down on Friday night so. Won't be out looking for any dark skies

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6. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

Could be VERY dark looking at the forecast!

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7. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

Part of the problem with this coming storm is that so many places have been weakened by the conveyor belt of storms over the last few weeks. Everything is so much more vulnerable - just like Dunbeg.

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8. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

Yup, the power of nature.

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9. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

From earlier in the month, also along the west coast, both destruction of existing and revealing of new archaeological sites:

irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/storm…

Dingle, Ireland
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10. Re: Dunbeg Fort damaged

The road and tiny car park at Kinaird are closed, I think they are concerned it is going over the edge too.