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“great viewing areas” 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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great viewing areas”
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

Visited February 2014
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Dubai
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Dunamase”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Gorgeous, can see over counties on a clear day, but...”
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!

Visited March 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice for photographs”
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 on offer about the history of the castle, layout, etc. Not bad overall for free entry I guess.

Visited November 2013
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Tramore, Ireland
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“Well worth the detour”
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.

Visited November 2013
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