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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, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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134 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Experience the rolling hills of Laois atop this ruined castle on top of a rock outcrop. Rumours you can see seven counties from here. Great views and great to explore the ruins of the O'Moore stronghold just outside Portlaoise.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This ruin sits on an outcrop with wide views of the area around. There are conflicting ideas on its history but if you're not too bothered about that, you can just enjoy the photo opportunities of tumbling walls and the surrounding countryside. It is an easy walk from the gate to the top.

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Guelph, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It is unfortunate that time has taken such a toll on the Rock of Dunamase; however, the remains of the castle sit rather majestically on top of a large hill and afford the visitor a chance to wander through and wonder what it was like in ages past. The views are stunning. It's a great area to explore.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The countryside views from the top of this site are amazing, thoroughly recommend it. not suitable for disabled or wheelchair users

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Roscrea, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

beautiful , unique site , bit of a hike up , the stones on the path make it very slippy underfoot , but its worth it once you get up there . we took some beautiful wedding pics up there , and the views are stunning

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the most spectacular views in Ireland. It is set high on a rise and overlooks the entire area. The Rock is really an old Castle. It is in ruins, but worth the visit just for the view. The Ruins are also quite interesting.

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