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Rock of Dunamase

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Address: | Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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If you are in this part of the country it's a must, lovely site brilliant views and the history here is magnificent. It would be a SIn to miss.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Faro, Portugal
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Faro, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you are in this part of the country it's a must, lovely site brilliant views and the history here is magnificent. It would be a SIn to miss.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you're a history buff like me and you're travelling through County Laois in the Irish midlands then a visit to Dunamase is must. Though the castle is in ruins there are enough remains to let the imagination run riot and travel virtually through time in ones head to imagine how formidable place must have looked like when it was... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

As with most historical sites in Ireland there is a lack of information on the site so visitors dont really know what they are looking at or the history behind the monument. On a clear days the views are lovely and theres no charge to visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

So very glad we went here for a visit. It is about ten minutes drive from portlaoise town and is definitely well worth the visit. An old medieval fort from Norman times that is in ruins now. It's well maintained and gives a good idea of how it would've looked - if you use your imagination a little!

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Never heard of this before we found it. well worth a visit, stunning veiws if you get a good day and the history of the place is very intresting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Such a peaceful place and love coming here alone.........:) you can see so far across the land. i just love it!! Full stop!

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Dublin, Ireland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Over a sunny but cold weekend in January, I decided to hop in the car and head out of Dublin. About an hour away on the M7 and sign posted from the freeway. When you hit the roundabout, you need the first turn heading toward the hills - which isn't labelled for the monument. It's not far from there -... More 

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County Carlow, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Having visited the Rock of Dunamase I have to say that it was breathtaking. Views that go on for miles across the flat farmland of Laois. It is much larger than the view from the road leads you to believe. Only fault i found was that there could have been much more information discreetly dotted around the site, it all... More 

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Abbeyleix, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We went on a really frosty morning and the place was spectacular. You need a clear sky to see it at its best and it really was that day, you could see for miles over the Laois countryside. It is a pity though that there is so much random signage at the car park as it really spoils the view... More 

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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

On the way from Cashel to Dublin, we were looking for a stopoff, something to do with the kids. This was just the spot. Well worth the detour. The view is spectacular from the castle and you get to understand why this really was an impregnable fortress - that is until the invention of cannon. You can nearly imagine the... More 

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