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Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Dun Aonghasa is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands. It is enclosed by three massive dry-stone walls and a chevaux-de-frise consisting of blocks of limestone set...more
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Cill Mhuirbhigh | Inis Mór, Province of Connacht, Ireland
All reviews the cliff dun aonghasa visitor center worth the climb takes about minutes aran islands amazing views sheer drop be careful bronze age the atlantic ocean inis mor take your time day trippers entrance fee minute walk sunny day
Well worth the walk up to see these ruins and the views along the cliffs. Amazing to see no railings or protection from the cliffs. You can literally walk right to the edge and look over if your heart can take it. We took a...More
After visiting Dun Aonghasa I was moved to create a painting that was later taken as part of the germinate collection for the Country of Ireland. Im not bragging, Im simply saying that the power of this place can move you to great things. You...More
We took a pony & trap ride to the entrance from our B&B (Seacrest). There is a small visitor center where you pay and can read up on some history of the area. It turns out our B&B has an arrangement with this place so...More
This site is at the very end of the Island of Inishmore. The day we visited was quite chilly and windy so we took a bus that dropped us off and then we walked the 20 minutes to the site. Well worth the climb. If...More
This is maybe even a better experience than the Cliffs of Moher. The fort is literally on the edge of giant cliffs that you can walk right up to. On a pretty day you can see the mainland and it is spectacular to just sit...More
Dun Aonghusa offered great views and was a worthwhile visit. There is a small visitor centre that you pass through and pay a fee(we has free entry as we stayed at Aran Glamping) and this visitor centre contains some information regarding the history of the...More
After having traveled to Ireland several times, we finally got around to visiting the Aran Islands (ok, well, just Inis Mór). There were four main objectives...renting bikes, hiking to the Worm Hole, going to the Black Fort and visiting Dún Aonghasa. Happy to say we...More
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Hi Micksum, If you look at Inis Mór on Googlemaps there are three roads heading east-west from Cill Rónáin towards Dún Aonghasa. The northernmost one runs along the north coast of the island and is mostly used by cyclists... More
Hi Micksum, If you look at Inis Mór on Googlemaps there are three roads heading east-west from Cill Rónáin towards Dún Aonghasa. The northernmost one runs along the north coast of the island and is mostly used by cyclists, as well as some buses and jarveys. The middle route is the main road and is mostly used by buses and heads uphill from Cill Rónáin. This road can be busy in the middle of the day during the summer. The best route for walkers in the sothernmost road. This road is closed to traffic and is only used by farmers to access their fields in the winter so it will be very quiet. The road is not paved so most cyclists don't use it. Walking the southern road (signposted An Bóthar Ó Dheas) should take about 2 hours, whereas the other routes will take about 1.5 hours.
Take the ferry from the mainland, then choose your island touring preference, by bike, trap and pony, or island tour. The ferry is for people only, you may not bring your car to the island. We had a good weather day, so the... More
Take the ferry from the mainland, then choose your island touring preference, by bike, trap and pony, or island tour. The ferry is for people only, you may not bring your car to the island. We had a good weather day, so the bikes were perfect. The electric bike was great for the hills on the island.