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Rock of Dunamase

| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Nice walk and glorious views

The ruins themselves are evocative precisely because they are not preserved but instead are part of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Uma K
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Victoria, Canada
Un heralded bastion from the past.

This is a huge rock formation and ruined castle similar to the rock of cashel. A great place to go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Niall F
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Cork
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
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“amazing views” (20 reviews)
“castle ruins” (17 reviews)
“ruined castle” (11 reviews)
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| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The ruins themselves are evocative precisely because they are not preserved but instead are part of the green countryside, with grasses and wildflowers growing all over. A beautiful place to take a break, bring a picnic lunch, listen to birdsong, and contemplate the wide view...More

Thank Uma K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a huge rock formation and ruined castle similar to the rock of cashel. A great place to go for fresh air, interesting walking and ancient ruins. I'd recommend using google maps as apple maps brought us to utterly the wrong spot. A great...More

Thank Niall F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spotted this site on the map and decided to explore. It was quite a find! There are great views from the hilltop and there are large fascinating ruins. It was very quiet and appeared to be out if the tourist route. You can take...More

Thank stephanie w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We done tour to see them and went tour round the town to see some off the history of the town the hotel has very comfortable lounge all rooms have double beds and television and tea making facilities

Thank Tommy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hidden gem! History, fresh air, and views that need to be seen to be believed. It's all about the height, the wander, the wonder, and the wow. No fee for access, dogs welcome, expected to be leashed (do, because there's some very steep drops)....More

Thank Fola O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the Rock of Cashel as you approach of a small rural road with grass growing in the middle, you spot this imposing ruin. Fabulous views from the top with an information board at the entrance. There is a little parking out the front of...More

Thank Renzo_Joe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The great day out with children of any age , adventure with history, plenty of nooks and hide places for the imagination to get carried away. Good weather is a help but not essential.

Thank kennethdavies1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rock is steeped in history and the views of the countryside from the top are amazing, you need transport to get to it. No admission charge

Thank Dol_Mountmellick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit in good weather. Not for the infirm,only able-bodied. Lovelyview from the top. Worth a visit.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we visited this place...lovely spot with great history....well worth a visit...kids really enjoyed it..

Thank galway35
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Karen F
24 July 2017|
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Response from naffs3 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not, as the terrain is quite rugged and uneven.
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shamrock547
19 October 2015|
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Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
No fee on visiting the Rock of Dunamase. Well worth visiting as it is only 4 - 5 minutes from the motorway. If you have additional time on your visit there is a beautiful monastic site and heritage centre at Timahoe 10Km... More
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