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Dun Aonghasa

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
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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, Province of Connacht, Ireland
+353 99 61008
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is amazing! It's 3000 years old and an incredible feat of construction. The views are great, even in the rain. You need to find a way to get there from the ferry - we had booked a horse and cart tour - and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RobinSyracuse
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit A fabulous walk even tho it was raining the day we went but would highly recommend it Exceptional views of the Atlantic Ocean

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NoreenR28
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joined Lally Tours for the trip to Inishmore, a ferry-boat ride from Galway. Took a minivan to drive us to Dun Aonghasa. The driver was friendly and informative. From visitor center to the top, it's about 20-30-minute walk one way. The view from the fort...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 203jesusad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a lovely place, really enjoyed it ,a handy walk up to it but the views from the top or amazing and it's also gud value

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 198stephenf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a hike (15 to 20 minutes) but the view was spectacular. It was in the final scene of the movie Leap Year.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 504jayl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cycling from the harbour to here which was lovely. When we got here we left our bikes where we were told and paid the entrance fee. It is a good 15 minutes walk uphill and would be hard for anyone with walking difficulties. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CassGalway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with a family group including a 2 and 4 year old. Was delighted to hear that we could go free as we were staying in the glamping park. The staff were helpful and agve us good advice. The walk up is nice, some...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a not an easy walk up and down to the fort. Some of the steps were 30 inches tall and no handrails. I had to get on my knees twice to climb a few of those steps and it was the same on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Cyndi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up to the fort can be a small challenge but is well wort the effort. Be sure to wear good shoes, the last part of the path is rather rocky, but take your time and you will be fine. Allow 15-20 minutes for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Masol1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail took us up the fort was long. But we appreciated the site very much after we got up there. The fort was like a walled field. Standing there looking out the ocean the view was splendid.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cindy C
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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