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“Rock of Dunamase was absolutely beautiful!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rock of Dunamase

Rock of Dunamase
| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Portlaoise
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Rock of Dunamase was absolutely beautiful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This may have been my favorite sightseeing part of my Ireland trip. Simply breathtaking view. The ruins sit on top of a hill and you can see bright green Irish countryside 360 degrees around you. I would totally recommend it for the view. Something so peaceful about it and so much history. Don't expect to see a full castle, as it is just ruins, but still worth the stop.

Visited March 2012
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Newry
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“An Amazing Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Go for the view - Absolutely beautiful - You really get a sense of history when you climb up to this site.

Visited August 2012
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“Almost completely Ruined”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

At the Rock of Dunamase lies the remains of an old castle. There is great views of the flat land all around. The castle itself is almost completely ruined. There are rocks scattered everywhere. It is a good place for young kids to run around and hide.

Visited August 2012
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful scenery just a short walk away”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We parked at the small church at the bottom of the rock and climbed up. My youngest child is not yet 2 and she easily walked up. When we visited it was very busy but I think it was bad luck that we coincided with a coach trip. It was a nice short walk to the top and the views were really lovely. Worth a look if passing by. I think that for me, I would have enjoyed some information about the history of the site and think there is really room for this to be developed.

Visited August 2012
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Ballyduff, Kerry
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“beautiful scenery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I like this place you get to see lovely view all round you. The disappointment here is no information about Dunamase. they is good information online

Visited July 2012
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