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Rock of Dunamase

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Address: | Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Beautiful views from the top

Lovely old ruined castle to wander around on a sunny summer morning. Great views across the whole area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely old ruined castle to wander around on a sunny summer morning. Great views across the whole area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on our way past and loved the views and walk around, not somewhere I would go especially to visit again but if I was in the area I would stop off again, was a bit nervous with our daughter and the heights so just keep that in mind

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Thank Lottie 0
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a collection of rocks that used to be a castle, it's on the side of a hill and it's FREE to visit. What's not to like? There is an element of danger as there's plenty of places that the kids can get into trouble, it's all good fun though. The car park is outside a little church and some... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this attraction was a bit closer to Dublin, it would be crawling with tourists. It is stunning. Parking is outside a nearby church. Make sure you are wearing decent walking shoes as the terrain is a bit of a hike. The ruins are on an elevated position and have spectacular views of the county. We visited on a beautiful... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I say bias because my boyfriend brought me here for our anniversary. He had me watch a movie where this was in one of the romantic scenes. The luck of the Irish was with us because it was a beautiful sunny day. But even if it had been cast over, I think it might have added to the allure because... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rock of Dunamase is an excellent location to explore on your own. Most of the structures are in a state of advanced ruin, but there are enough remains for you to get a feel for what the place would have been like in its glory days. There are signs near the parking area that will give you a sense... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped on our way to the Cliffs on our 2nd day in Ireland. This was our first real introduction to the stone ruins that are seen all over Ireland. Beautiful setting to take in the countryside. Be sure to see it from all angles. As you can see from the pics that have been posted, it's a fun one... More 

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Thank Diane H
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit. It is worth travelling to from Dublin. I love to meet up here with some friends from Portlaoise and then going to the Killeshin Hotel afterwards for lunch!

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an old castle on a hill, it's free to visit and just wander around in. You great great views of the surrounding countryside. Parking is limited but it's never been an issue as there are rarely more than 3 or 4 cars there at a time. Not suitable for buggies/wheelchairs etc and the very short walk up is quite... More 

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Thank JoeDublinEire
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm shocked that this sight isn't more well known. Stumbled across this in the days leading up to our trip, and had to visit. When we arrived, we had the entire place to ourselves. The ruins of the buildings on this Rock are outstanding and the views from the top are breathtaking. I could have stayed here all day.

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