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Rock of Dunamase

Address: | Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Portlaoise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks

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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 NEW

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 via mobile

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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45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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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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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

lots of history, going back to Oliver Cromwell. Stop in at the little church too. Due to fog it was hard to see The Rock on our most recent visit, but have visited previously.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You must not leave the area until you walk up this hill to see this display. It is spectacular to look across the countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

How often do you get to run around a befallen castle?! This is a majestic experience. So worth the stop! Many of the Irish we encountered had no idea it even existed. It has spectacular views. Just amazing. The best part is it is not an over visited tourist spot! We were the only ones there. It is a bit... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wonderful views at the top seeing 360deg of countryside.The walk up the hill is not to steep but have to look out for kids safety around edges.Kids love it letting their imagination run riot.

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