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Rock of Dunamase

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Address: | Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Worth the hunt....

We found it a bit tricky to find this one (may have been just us!) but it was well worth the hunt. Ruined but not difficult to see what was where and why it was so important back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We found it a bit tricky to find this one (may have been just us!) but it was well worth the hunt. Ruined but not difficult to see what was where and why it was so important back in the day. No facilities but a definite must for all castle hunters - and free too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic scenery. With two younger kids in tow thought they would be bored but by the time all the little hidden areas were discovered was a fantastic adventure.

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Welling
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's just a few ruined walls of a castle but a nice walk and great views. A good place to blow away the cobwebs. It was a bit difficult driving there from Portaloise as the road was very narrow with grass in the middle.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We added this stop to our itinerary at the last minute. I am so glad that we did, because this was one of my favorite places that we visited. The castle was built in the 1100s. The ruins are located at the top of a steep hilltop that overlooks the surrounding landscape. This is off the beaten path, so not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The views from here on a sunny day are just amazing. I would love to have seen what this place would have looked like fully constructed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Some shpot to drop a few yokes hiyyy. Up der wit a few da lads had the Bluetooth speaker and all sham all that was missing was Eddie O'Donovon with his top off and a bottle of Budweiser taking pictures of himself

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Really interesting ruins. Best of all, it was free - unlike so many other attractions. Parking was free. It is a short walk up the hill to the castle and then to the Great Hall at the top. Beautiful views. I think I probably spent 45 minutes here wandering around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

very cool to visit. Great landscape and view of miles and miles. Also featured in movies so that makes it pretty exciting to visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I am lucky enough to have grown up quite close to the Rock of Dunamaise . I spent alot of time here as a child. There was talks a while ago of restoring it to its original splendour, but I am not sure where that stands at the moment. For me I find quite a bit of peace when ever... More 

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Hacienda Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We decided upon visiting this site on our way to Killarney. It took us quite a bit of time to find it given that our GPS kept taking us down the wrong streets. Once we found it we forgot about all the trouble it was to arrive to this destination. Walking through the ruins is like stepping back in time... More 

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Address: | Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise

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