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Rock of Dunamase

| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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One of the special secret places of Ireland

This is right off the Dublin/Cork/Limerick road. You would never know that this place is here. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry C
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Worth the ride to see it

I went to the home county of my ancestors and was pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LSUJane
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Katy, Texas
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“amazing views” (22 reviews)
“castle ruins” (20 reviews)
“ruined castle” (14 reviews)
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| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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"amazing views"
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"castle ruins"
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"ruined castle"
in 14 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
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"well worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"car park"
in 12 reviews
"steep climb"
in 6 reviews
"short walk"
in 7 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 5 reviews
"small church"
in 5 reviews
"magical place"
in 4 reviews
"gravel path"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 4 reviews
"fresh air"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful sunny day"
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"oliver cromwell"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is right off the Dublin/Cork/Limerick road. You would never know that this place is here. A central location in the early Kings of Ireland. Great place for kids to explore around and spectacular location. Don't skip this spot.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the home county of my ancestors and was pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful castle. It has a million dollar view of the county at the top of it. Wonderful structure and well worth the effort to go and see it. One...More

Thank LSUJane
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place really is a nice place to visit, lot of history here and can spark young imaginations, great for a nice afternoon walk and explore

Thank Emlyn P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice day out been here a few time and never get sick off it. The views are grate you can see for miles on a clear day

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful great views all around one of the nicest places I have been to. Really relaxing and quiet

Thank Kornel S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this great place in the heart of Laois again and I love it everytime, It is a wonderful ruins to leisurely walk around and take in the wonderful scenery around the area. I tis free to visit also. It has some great history...More

Thank xreff
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the sites everyone was speaking about and true to their words it was amazing at the top however it is a steep climb and no hand rails or steps to the very top just sloppy gravel. This would turn me off...More

Thank Yan C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Upon first glimpse you'll quickly notice this is definitely no rock! This was once a living breathing castle community. It's built atop a hill with strong barrier walls to protect against enemies. Eventhough it's in ruins it is very easy to...More

Thank Alicia_Arizona
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent tour, knowledgable guide and enjoyable evening. Lots of history and interesting talk - would go again.

Thank makeandcreatelaois
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Took my three youngest children 8, 7 & 2 and we had a fab time playing hide and go seek and exploring this fascinating site. Spectacular views even on a dull day. Definitely a must to pass an afternoon

Thank Riona G
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Jalene K
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Kiera W | Reviewed this property |
Hi jalene its a very small car park and you are right beside attraction so id say safe enough , as you climb you can see your car but it’s entirely up to each person have a pleasant trip
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mmkapu
January 9, 2018|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Traffic permitting approximately an hour from Dublin.
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Karen F
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Vickie R | Reviewed this property |
I had torn my achilles - while in Ireland. I managed to hobble up most of the way. Not to the top - but far enough. An electric scooter would have been awesome to have.
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