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Rock of Dunamase

| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Portlaoise
Type: Geologic Formations
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Dublin
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For the last number of years we have been passing the big brown sign for the Rock Of Dunamase on the Laois stretch of the M7. And finally, on St Patricks Day 2014, we decided to stop and take a look. The day before we had been to see the Rock of Cashel, it was a weekend of Rocks! Firstly... More

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Portlaoise, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Rock of Dunamaise is a great place if you have 30 to 45 minutes to spare for a short historical walk amongst old rocks and old walls. The Castle is still impressive, even though in ruins. On a clear day, the view from the top goes on for miles (bring your binoculars)! You definitely need a good pair of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

lovely view of the whole county, great viewing areas on a fine sunny day this place is amazing! its a really easily accessible place to visit on your trip

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Dubai
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It's a spectacular site, but looking a bit uncared for, with litter around. The family had a picnic up there, which was very pleasant. It is worth a visit, but could do with a bit of TLC.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This site has plenty of historical and movie significance, and has an amazing view of the surrounding farmland. But it's known for car theft so be really conscious of locking up and not keeping valuables in your car while you're exploring the ruins!

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Visited with a group of approx 50 international university students. Many of the group were wowed by the view. Anyone wih an eye for photography would probably love this place. Would make a nice spot for a picnic on a fine day. No toilet facilities which is annoying, particularly for groups. I also feel that there should be more infomation... More

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Tramore, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Make sure to turn off the motorway and take some time to explore these ruins. There are amazing views from here and it's a great place for photographs on a fine day.There is also a lovely little church and graveyard at the parking area.

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Houston
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were driving from Cork to Dublin and stopped off when we saw the brown sign. A great hill will castle ruins. They had a sign at the base with the history of the castle and a sketch. It was free to roam around and had great views.

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Castlebar
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

central location for midlands while there may not be much in portlaoise it is a good location if you enjoy the countryside

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I might be biased because I was proposed to here, but this is such a magical place in my opinion. With just a short walk up a hill, you are rewarded with amazing views of the landscape from all directions. We visited twice in April 2013, and it was absolutely breathtaking. A great bonus is that this attraction is totally... More

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