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Address: Cill Mhuirbhigh | Inis Mór, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 99 61008
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Description: 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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If you can only see one thing on Inishmore, let it be Dun Aengus! We were lucky to have an incredibly clear, sunny day - the view extended from the mountains of Connemara to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you can only see one thing on Inishmore, let it be Dun Aengus! We were lucky to have an incredibly clear, sunny day - the view extended from the mountains of Connemara to the Cliffs of Moher. It's amazing to think that this ring fort was built 3000 years ago and has withstood the test of time. We couldn't... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is really worth the trek to the top, the cliffs are menacing and the waves strong. Not suitable for those with difficulties for walking.

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Highland, Utah
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

wonderful time! We took the horse and buggy with the kids. It was worth the time it took to wait and get an available cart. The island is beautiful, but also the history was interesting and I loved seeing the current way it was run as well. The food and gift shops are pricey, but good quality goods.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Arrived on Rory's tour bus. Local ex fisherman brilliant guide kids still remember him. 2 hours not sure why but soon found out. If your running up on an adventure it's only 10 minutes to the top. Plenty to walk around and take in views and levels, standing stones etc. not many explore the full old fort it's worth it.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lovely place with great views, only spoilt somewhat by the hoards of tourists that visit during the day. Would recommend visiting early or late in the day to avoid the crowds and have some peace and quiet to enjoy it fully!

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The views and scenery are pretty amazing and unique. We had a sunny day which obviously helps the experience! The rock walls, cliffs and beautiful grass is a sight to see. I didn't notice the crowds but it might depend on your time of day. If the weather is nice bring some food and picnic on the amazing soft grass... More 

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Ballymena Co Antrim
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had been planning this for over 25 years and was very disappointed on the day. Too start with it was a very busy and extremely noisy day ( hundreds of loud obnoxious people from a certain country known for its loud people), which meant queing in the centre to pay and noisy crowds the whole way up and down,... More 

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dunaonghasa, Manager at Dun Aonghasa, responded to this review

Dear Donna, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to Dún Aonghasa (reading your other reviews, it sounds like your day on Inis Mór was not a success). I hope you'll consider visiting again at some stage and if you contact us in advance you can have free admission... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My friend and I were going to take the boat from Doolin to the Inishmore, but because of the rough seas, we were not able to. We ended up taking a 8 minute flight there and it was the best idea ever. You really save a lot of time and it is a bit pricier but it is worth it.... More 

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dunaonghasa, Manager at Dun Aonghasa, responded to this review

Small?! The fort cover 14 acres! The cheek....! More 

County Dublin, Ireland
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The surrounding rugged land and picturesque scenery provides a empty comparison when contrasted against this true historical treasure. Just be careful and don't fall off the edge :-)

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Treasure Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When you come to Inismore you must visit Dun Aengus. Everyone does. And, in truth, it 's worthwhile doing. Dun Aengus is a large ring fort on a high cliff top. The trek is a bit of an exertion, and the stone structure is more remarkable for it's scope than anything else. But there are fine views from up there... More 

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Address: Cill Mhuirbhigh | Inis Mór, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 99 61008
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Aran Islands  >  Inishmore
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 am

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