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Dun Aonghasa

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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
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Cill Mhuirbhigh | Inis Mór, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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All reviews the cliff dun aonghasa visitor center worth the climb amazing views be careful bronze age sheer drop aran islands takes about minutes the atlantic ocean take your time day trippers inis mor entrance fee minute walk sunny day
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After having traveled to Ireland several times, we finally got around to visiting the Aran Islands (ok, well, just Inis Mór). There were four main objectives...renting bikes, hiking to the Worm Hole, going to the Black Fort and visiting Dún Aonghasa. Happy to say we...More

Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Indulge in a detour from Galway's mainland and take the ferry to Inis Mor. We found a fellow at the dock with a red cart and horse. He took us all around the island for a few hours- showing us all there is to see....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Dún Aonghasa was in 2011, on a day trip to Inis Mór. This was our second trip, and we stayed overnight on the island so we could visit longer this time. We rented bikes and rode to the ancient fort, parking...More

Thank cynsha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb site, but get there early before the tourists arrive - after that it's a drag - hike out to the Black Fort instead, you'll have it all to yourself

Thank oysterboyandgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Inishmore, you must visit Dun Aengus! The walk up is a little daunting on rocky steps, but I believe that most people can make this walk easily and it's worth the effort. I thought the fort was cool, but I was...More

Thank dropalinetoemily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views from the top left me speechless!! The walk to the top isn't very long and it's definitely worth it!

Thank Lizz_130
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk up is not too long and the fort is dramatic with the long drop to the ocean. It was very windy when we were there.. definitely worth seeing.

Thank visitor08Vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Dun Aengus as part of a van tour of Inishmore. It was a spectacular site! The geology of the island is otherworldly. Pure rocky plains stretch along the cliffs. Seashells are embedded in the stone "floors". Apparently the cliffs were once under water...More

Thank vastvc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning place. Amazing scenery. The experience is beyond words. Very friendly and helpful staff at the museum.

Thank AuroraAs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing how this ancient fort has withstood the elements. The location right on the cliff face is a sight to see. You can get some fantastic pics of and from the fort. Interesting history and helpful staff to explain what they know about the fort.

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28 June 2018|
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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
17 November 2016|
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Response from 143usait | Reviewed this property |
When we crossed it was pretty rough, a few kids and a couple ladies threw up
10 July 2016|
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Response from ReenPA | Reviewed this property |
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