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Dun Duchathair

Inis Mor, County Galway, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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The best historical site on the Island

It's free and the walk to it is enjoyable - over rocks and stones you have to be careful of your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
doberhus
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Bangor, United Kingdom
Quite a hike up, but worth it!

First, you must walk up a steady incline of slippery rocks to get to the top for the views. Walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda M
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“black fort” (22 reviews)
“the cliff” (10 reviews)
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Inis Mor, County Galway, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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"black fort"
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"the cliff"
in 10 reviews
"truly awe inspiring"
in 2 reviews
"takes about an hour"
in 2 reviews
"trouble walking"
in 2 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 3 reviews
"loose rocks"
in 2 reviews
"opposite direction"
in 2 reviews
"mobility issues"
in 2 reviews
"inis mor"
in 6 reviews
"stone walls"
in 4 reviews
"waves crashing"
in 2 reviews
"short hike"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"be careful"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"breathtaking views"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's free and the walk to it is enjoyable - over rocks and stones you have to be careful of your footing but on arrival it's breathtaking. Nice place for a picnic and we left our bikes about 700m away and they were still there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, you must walk up a steady incline of slippery rocks to get to the top for the views. Walking sticks helpful, but any knee, hip, or foot issues may cause problems getting to the top. You can still see great views without going all...More

1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is to be seen to be believed. The work involved to construct this many thousands of years ago must have been incredible. Its a hike..so wear good shoes but certainly worth it

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

This site left me breathless with awe. It is hard not to write anything without resorting to cliche. Take water and sturdy boots and prepare to be stunned.

Thank tes108
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

In a most inhospitable climate on an amazingly beautiful headland is one of the best Iron Age Guinness I have seen. Add to the human history is the spectacular geography and geology.....fossils abound! We spent hours here and it is well worth the tricky walk.

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

The signs on the island aren't great, but once I got to the right spot the trail was easy to see. This walk is not for the faint of heart (or weak of joints!), and bikes were strewn about as it became difficult to navigate...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Peaceful getaway on a rugged island with beautiful scenery and fresh atlantic sea air. Prepare to experience awe!

Thank Aisling O O
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

After biking to Dun Aengus, our tour leader told us that he was heading to "The Black Fort" during his personal time, and we could join him. It was fabulous. And we were the only people there. It is just a short bike ride from...More

Thank Mileswis
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Many years ago I came here cycling with my son. It is a unique place even though it has companions in other similar forts even here on Innis Mór. The uniqueness for me has much to do with sitting for perhaps an hour in silence....More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful “get close to nature” hike with interesting topography and breathtaking views. Exploring the old fort was interesting. A strong word of caution.... there are slippery rocks to walk on, so take extra care. People with mobility issues should be warned.

Thank lobstaluva
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Being a resident of Co Meath for the last few years, I've driven both legs of the trip I'll recommend, though not in one go as it's a fair jaunt of close on 4 hrs. You can get quite an expensive flight to the islands from... More
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