Dingle Peninsula

Dun an Oir

North of Ballyferriter on the broad inlet of Smerwick Harbour built on a rock promontory lies the old fortress of Dun an Oir [Fort of Gold]. It was here in 1580 that the infamous massacre of 600 Irish and Spanish soldiers took place. Lord Grey and his troops besieged the fort and after 3 days they surrendered only to be butchered.

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