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Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Dun Aonghasa is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands. It is enclosed by three massive dry-stone walls and a chevaux-de-frise consisting of blocks of limestone set...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Cill Mhuirbhigh | Inis Mór, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Went there for a day trip from Doolin by ferry, hired bicycle when I arrived and was cycling to Dun Aonghasa, weather wasn't great was drizzle and bit windy most of the journey but I enjoyed because was authentic. When arrived had to pay €5...More
Took a trip to the island with family (5 adults 4 children ) hired bikes cycled to Dun Aonghasa, do able cycle lots of fun. Dun Aonghasa is quite spectacular (though need to supervise kids from edges of cliffs )
What an incredible spot! It IS a climb, but not too steep.....just keeps going for a bit. Once up there, it's the views that make this place so amazing! The dramatic, steep cliff drops straight down to the water. This is the view I always...More
This place is super busy with day trippers between 11-3 pm. If you can go outside these hours its probably a little more serene. But its still amazing and one of the best preserved forts we have seen.
People right on the edge of the...More
I was able to spend only a few hours on Inis Mor but what a wonderful place it was. Especially on a nice sunny day (which I gather is not so common here) I really wanted to sit there at the top of Dun Aonghasa...More
Rode my bicycle there from B&B. Stunning views. UPhill walk from visitor center. No rail, fencing & few warning signs. I get it now when it is said that “The Irish believe in natural selection not litigation. Tons of history at the site. Nice beach...More
Well worth a visit. Spectacular views and great food nearby. Bit of a walk from the visitors center and may not be suitable for people with restricted mobility. Expect about 20 mins walk each way but we’ll worth it.
Response from dunaonghasa | Property representative |
Hi Micksum, If you look at Inis Mór on Googlemaps there are three roads heading east-west from Cill Rónáin towards Dún Aonghasa. The northernmost one runs along the north coast of the island and is mostly used by cyclists... More
Hi Micksum, If you look at Inis Mór on Googlemaps there are three roads heading east-west from Cill Rónáin towards Dún Aonghasa. The northernmost one runs along the north coast of the island and is mostly used by cyclists, as well as some buses and jarveys. The middle route is the main road and is mostly used by buses and heads uphill from Cill Rónáin. This road can be busy in the middle of the day during the summer. The best route for walkers in the sothernmost road. This road is closed to traffic and is only used by farmers to access their fields in the winter so it will be very quiet. The road is not paved so most cyclists don't use it. Walking the southern road (signposted An Bóthar Ó Dheas) should take about 2 hours, whereas the other routes will take about 1.5 hours.
Take the ferry from the mainland, then choose your island touring preference, by bike, trap and pony, or island tour. The ferry is for people only, you may not bring your car to the island. We had a good weather day, so the... More
Take the ferry from the mainland, then choose your island touring preference, by bike, trap and pony, or island tour. The ferry is for people only, you may not bring your car to the island. We had a good weather day, so the bikes were perfect. The electric bike was great for the hills on the island.