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“worth a visit for the fab.views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dun Aengus

Dun Aengus
Province of Connacht, Ireland
+353 99 61008
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Inishmore
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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co limerick
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“worth a visit for the fab.views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

it is a long treck up and down.make sure to wear comfortable shoes.the views are fantastic.it only costs 3 euro to visit which in this day and age i very cheap.

Visited October 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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“Worth 3 euros”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I've met people who don't go in to Dun Aengus because they don't want to pay 3 euros for admission. Having seen it with my own eyes I can't image how some some could over look this beautiful spot over such a small amount. You can jump the fence if your that broke.

The fort has three stone walls with the inner most wall being the thickest and highest. Once inside I found my self imagining the goings on of the people who built it 4000 years ago. The fort is right not the edge of one of the islands highest cliffs. It's a great spot for pictures if your seeking one of those sterotipical ireland cliff photos. If you have to choose between the cliffs of more or coming here, inish more has more to offer.

If your biking here, try sticking to the south side of the island on your way up here. Take the normal route north west of Kilronen, then when you reach the bottom of the hill where the light house sits, climb the hill and take the back roads. You'll be glad you made the extra effort with fun down hill trails most of the way to Dun Aengus looming in the distance.

Visited October 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Great scenic view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Stay back from the edge and watch small children. It is a fatal drop. Loved the view though. The fort itself was very interesting.

Visited August 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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“4000 years of history and a spectacular view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Don't miss this exploring this wonderful heritage site. The climb can be tricky so be sure to have on good walking shoes as it can be slick in the rain. But the views are breathtaking and completely unaltered by modern man. No fences, signage, or souvenir stands. Only nature in all her glory -- you'll love it.

Visited September 2012
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“Interesting Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I really enjoyed our trip to the Aran islands and this place has a museum and was an interesting visit. It took us about an hour to cycle there I think and it was a nice walk up to the fort.

We bought ferry tickets from the Aran Island tours office and got the shuttle bus from the centre of town. The ferry took about 45 minutes and the bus about the same. There are quite a few bike hire places where the ferry arrives on the island so we hired a bike for the day at 10 euro each. We were given a map and suggested route which was useful and really enjoyed cycling around. There are also bus tours and horse and carriage tours that you can book when you get off the ferry too.

Visited September 2012
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