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Rock of Dunamase

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Address: | Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Very good fantastic view and a bracing wind 3 kids had a ball running around a nice remains of a castle you can explore all the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Carlow Ireland
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Carlow Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very good fantastic view and a bracing wind 3 kids had a ball running around a nice remains of a castle you can explore all the area.

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place to visit particularly if you are showing friends from overseas the beautiful countryside in Co Laois - there are amazing views from each level = It is not suitable for people with mobility problems as the ground is very rocky and not flat The weather is a huge influence on whether you would choose to... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love this place! Amazing views! If you are in Portlaoise You have to visit it. It is beautiful at any time. Just if you go with small children you have to mind them all the time.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic spot to walk through and a must see place if you are visiting county Laois. Great views around the area and no cost involved

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Mountmellick, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a very historic landmark in Laois, really worth a visit if near by, the view is excellent to take a camera with you.

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Portlaosie
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you travel out of Portlaoise on the Carlow this ancient castle will loom up on your right hand side. It is a ruin thanks to Cromwell but it is worth the climb to the top to see 5 counties and the massive stonework that made this a formidable former before gun powder. Whiny talk about the "Ancient East' it... More 

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Kilcullen, Kildare, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited on a bright evening and it was worth the short trip. Our Spanish student loved it and the younger kids were fascinated with the ruins and rambled about. Their are many places where young kids need to be minded, my nerves were tested a little!

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County Laois, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Old ruins of an O' Moore castle gives stunning views of Laois. Worth the short walk up. Situated halfway between Portlaoise and Stradbally on the Carlow road.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A trip to the Rock of Dunamase should be precluded by a quick guide to its History. The Facebook Page "Rock of Dunamase" will give any visitor all the insight they need to fully appreciate historic site. Even without this knowledge this place will fill every visitor with wonder and awe at what it must have been like to live... More 

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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Rock of Dunamese is an amazing place especially the views from the top. I went on a sunny day but as I reached the top it turned into windy. However, the views from top towards Portlaoise, Stradbely, Kildare, The Heath and far flung areas of Portalington are amazing. Easily accessible from M7, N80 and R445. Must visit if you are... More 

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