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Rock of Dunamase

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Address: | Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Accessible, good value , Good staff, Great for a winter break

This is a great place for accessibility as it is just off the motorway and very easy to find, being wel signposted. Car Park was right beside the hotel and was free for our 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place for accessibility as it is just off the motorway and very easy to find, being wel signposted. Car Park was right beside the hotel and was free for our 2 night visit. Direct access from hotel to car park. Good value for a mid week break. We were a group of 12 ladies, and we... More 

Thank Avondale30
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice evening stroll with amazing views to be had. Went on a sunny day and could see for miles on end. Worth a visit.

Thank Trevor K
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried a little of the history thing with the kids. They loved being so high in such a low lying area. They enjoyed hearing about warriors and battles and castles. Not much left now but its amazing how the imagination can build it up.

Thank Declan S
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Rock many times and always have lots of fun. First visited in approximately mid 1980s as a young child and will continue to visit until I can no longer walk to the top.

Thank TheROWEfamily
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77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you love castle ruins, don't miss this place. We arrived early in the morning, while the fog was heavy, and we stayed until it burned off, taking pictures and exploring. Unlike so many ruins, this one is not barricaded, so you can really explore. (I would not recommend it for small kids, as some of the drop offs are... More 

1 Thank cyndees
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Amazing views from the top. This site is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. To gain access you have to go up a series of steps first. On a fine day with a camera you can get some brilliant photos of the surrounding countryside.

1 Thank 573fergusw
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Nice place to stop off, wont take long to walk around 30-40 minutes would be plenty of time at the site. Get some nice photos. We had a good weather on our side while visiting.

Thank brian h
Watervliet, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We spent around 20 mins walking around until it started downpouring on us and we had to leave. I wish we could have spent more time. Absolutely beautiful, amazing views, and free!

Thank Kelly C
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were here with a group. At the bottom of the rock is a pittoresk castle. According to the driver it featured in a U2 clip. The ruins of the castle are easily accessible and well worth photographing.

Thank PatrickB75
Portarlington, Ireland
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A display at the bottom of the Rock shows a map of what the fort looked like in its prime and a history of the various uses and those based their. Unfortunately there are no further graphics as you wander through the rock - some small graphics of the spot you are in would be good. Keep a close eye... More 

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