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Dun Aonghasa

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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
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Ancient monument on Inishmore with breathtaking drop into the sea. Within easy reach of the ferry on foot or you can hire a bike.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank EdinburghNomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edward G
Reviewed October 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank airyhillstudio
Reviewed October 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MT1
Reviewed October 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 304danaf
Reviewed October 26, 2018

nice walk up to the fort. Really good views. Enjoyed wandering around looking out over the sea. Definitely worth the hike

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed October 26, 2018

You have to go to miss this amazing scenery would be a disaster. It is stunning. The cafe is lovely for homemade cake and a coffee after your sightseeing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Siobhan310
Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank daniel107845
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 883seamusc
Reviewed October 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 28, 2018|
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Response from dunaonghasa | Property representative |
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
November 16, 2016|
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Response from 143usait | Reviewed this property |
When we crossed it was pretty rough, a few kids and a couple ladies threw up
July 9, 2016|
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Response from ReenPA | Reviewed this property |
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