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“Definitely worth the bike ride”
Review of Dun Aonghasa

Dun Aonghasa
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Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Tour from...
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Inishmore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. Visitor safety information: The fort is about 1km from the Visitors Centre and is approached over rising ground. The last section of the path is over rough, natural rock and care is needed, especially when descending. Boots or strong walking shoes are recommended. There is no fence or barrier at the edge of the cliff.
Reviewed 5 September 2005

We rented bikes when we arrived at the ferry dock and rode out to Dun Aengus. The ride along the main road in wonderful. When you arrive at Dun Aengus you park you bike and walk up the hill to the fort. The views are fantastic and the fort itself is amazing. There is a small interpretive centre at the bottom of the hill and some shops and a restaurant for you to relax and have a bite before heading back to Kilronan by the lower coast road. If you don't want to bike you can take a pony cart or the mini-bus.
If you are biking the rental place is just to the right at the end of the pier. You can purchase bottled water and snacks etc. at the Spar. There are restaurants and shops in Kilronan.
P.S. : If you have young children or suffer from Vertigo don't stand to close to the edge at the fort as there are no guardrails or anything, and the sea is a long way down.

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