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Dun Aonghasa

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Address: Cill Mhuirbhigh | Inis Mór, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Dun Aonghasa is the...

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 vertically into the ground to deter attackers. Originally constructed c.1100BC, it was re-fortified around 700-800 AD. Excavations revealed significant evidence of prehistoric metalworking, as well as several burials.

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I have been here several times. I can't get enough of it. The whole island of Inis Mór (and Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr) is a wonderful place to wander around. You'll never get... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been here several times. I can't get enough of it. The whole island of Inis Mór (and Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr) is a wonderful place to wander around. You'll never get bored. Dún Aonghusa is the most famous of the sites on Inis Mór island. It is well worth the walk up to it. As well as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first day we were on the Island we attempted to bike to Dun Aonghasa along the coast. But we had already been biking extensively on other parts of the island so we were worn out. So we ended up turning around and going back to the hotel. The following morning we rented a pony and trap to take us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Reachable by walking from Kilronan, I recommend most should take one of the many buses available at the Kilronan docks (about 15 Euro per person for a tour of the entire island). After arriving, pay your entry fee at the visitors center then walk up a hill to the fort itself. Depending on the weather, the walk up can be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a difficult climb, manageable for people who are unfit. Lovely views when you get to the top. Tour guide on site to give extra info.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed this more than Cliffs of Moher. Great walk and view of cliffs. Saw a few seals in the distance. A must we for the cliffs and the stone walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views, the air, the magic is undeniably there. Each footstep leads to new discovery exciting every sense. Touch, smell, feel, listen, look and you will not be disappointed. We took bikes around the island and walked the trails to ancient ruins that allow your imagination to evolve. The children loved the experience. Some of the grounds are not stroller... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited Dun Aonghasa in 1996 before the heritage center was put up, but I think the addition is important. There's a brief display about the history and culture of the area and then you're on your own to explore. Don't get too near the cliff edge and beware the wind, but that walk up the path is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely time on the cliff top. The little museum has much to say and the walk is easy. The cafe nearby is absolutely the best.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most impressive forts, yet also the most crowded destination on the island, so it is a little busy and touristy. There is a great opportunity, however to test your daring and fear of heights as there is no fence separating you from the cliffs and hundreds of feet straight down to the ocean. The cliff views and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was mid February when we went and it was quiet, so we had the whole place to ourselves. We sat and watched the sunset from the top of the cliff. The views were stunning.

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