Dun Duchathair

Dun Duchathair, Inishmore

Dun Duchathair
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andy-dublin83
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Went walking up to the Black Fort. Very easy to find but have a good pair of walking shoes on, plenty of tough terrain. If cycling, you may have to walk a bit and then leave the bikes at the gate. Be sure to make the effort of going around and inside the fort, its so peaceful and gives off some lovely energy! Great views from a hidden, less travelled gem!
Written September 19, 2020
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,718 contributions
Sep 2012 • Solo
Overlooked gem. Better than Dun Aengus and untouched because the tour vans can't get there. In general it is better to do Inishmore by bike and on your own so that you can get to these tucked away places. Very peaceful and mystical place. Highly recommended.
Written September 18, 2012
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Jim H
Southlake, TX25 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
For the life of me, I don't know why the most famous place on Inishmore is Dun Aengus. Nothing against Dun Aengus - that place is fine - but Dun Duchathair is so much better in every way. The cliffs are more dramatic, you are free to roam where you want, it is not heavily touristed, and it is closer to Kilronan (while still managing to be more remote). It was by far my favorite part of my trip to Inishmore (well, on second thought, maybe that was sitting out front of Joe Watty's all night, but I digress). I feel like Dun Duchathair is a secret place on Inishmore, and I almost don't want to tell anyone so that I will have it to myself again when I go back. But you should check it out.
Written July 1, 2015
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Barry A
Norway22 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This was the highlight of my trip to Inishmaan. I walk alone from my B&B taking in the wild solitude and enjoying the bountiful blackberries. I met people as I was walking out and in, but luckily I had the whole fort to myself in the wind and mist. the view of the cliffs and ocean were magnificent.
Written October 18, 2014
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graceandnature
Donaghadee, UK215 contributions
Mar 2019 • Business
This is another powerful spot on Inis Mor. Be prepared for no facilities, no shelter and be aware of the weather and wind. A stark limestone landscape leads across to the ancient fort outer wall. Surrounded by semi circular cliff bays on either side its incredible to access and imagine at a time it was most likely the centre of the island ( like Dun Aonghasa). Thoroughly recommend wandering this far. Unlikely that you will see more than 1 or 2 people unlike other forts on the island.
Written March 31, 2019
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nutsgoalie
Norwich, CT446 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This was our favorite place to visit while we were on the island. It is much more peaceful and less crowded than the other fort on the island. We only saw a couple people leaving, but explored for over an hour, without seeing anyone. The fort part itself is not as built up, but still neat to explore and all around the area are loads of rocks to walk around. You can just wander around and make your own way, all with beautiful views of the water. Very peaceful to just sit and relax. Highly recommend this to anyone looking to get a bit more off the beaten path and away from the crowds.
Written July 31, 2017
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M772YCshawnc
Claremorris, Ireland29 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
This location is an easy walk form the village and takes about an hour to get there. The terrain is tricky in some areas but manageable. But the views from the surrounding cliffs and the Black Fort itself are amazing. Don't skip this one!
Written April 12, 2017
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Lauren M
Philadelphia, PA39 contributions
Sep 2016
After touring the wormhole and dun anghous we set out to see the "black fort" on the east side of the island. Trail was partially marked so keep your eyes out for the signs. The second half of the trek takes you across a rock field ( be careful because it's hard to tell where the cliff edge is ) since so few make the hike you have the place to yourselves! definitely as cool as dun anghous and this ones free! It also has remnants of old dwellings which are interesting to see. Must go!
Written September 15, 2016
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JetLagJack
Athenry, Ireland160 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
This series of cliffs and the ring fort are IMHO the best view in Ireland. Yes, better than Dun Aonghasa and Cliffs of Moher. It takes about an hour of hiking to reach the fort and the hike is not for beginners, although hiking boots are NOT required. It is very worth the walk!!!
Written August 1, 2016
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singasong123
Delmar, NY175 contributions
Sep 2019
This was a fantastic trip. The view is amazing. I think it is as good as the cliffs we all hear about. I will say it does take some effort to get there. IT is quite steep and rocky but with our poles, shoes, etc we were fine.
Written September 27, 2019
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