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“The Black Fort”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dun Duchathair

Dun Duchathair
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Inishmore
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New York City, New York
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“The Black Fort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Overlooked gem. Better than Dun Aengus and untouched because the tour vans can't get there. In general it is better to do Inishmore by bike and on your own so that you can get to these tucked away places. Very peaceful and mystical place. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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“Go! Go! Go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We found this to be a highlight of our stay. Breathtaking in getting there. And even more so once we arrived... alone with the ocean, the cliffs, the stones and the sky. Stay on the path there and back. Allow some extra time. Wear sturdy shoes. Don't go too close to the edge of the cliffs. And drink in the magnificent site. It's true, if you go there's a good chance you'll have this spot near the heavens all to yourself. Worth staying the night for.

Visited August 2012
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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“More spectacular than Dun Aengus!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

This fort is a bit harder to get to and not well signposted but situated on a huge area of exposed limestoine pavement above incredible cliffs it is in a more spectacular setting than Dun Aengus. We hired bikes to get there (ten euros for the day) but the last half mile is a rocky and steep lane which was far safer to push up than to ride. Other advantages of Dún Dúchathair is that there are far fewer tourists there and no entrance fee. We saw only one other couple.

Visited July 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Just as Spectacular as Dun Aengus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

To reach Dun Duchathair pass the village of Cill Einne and take the steep hill to the right, follow the boreen to the end and then the sign posts across the barren limestone pavement, be careful and watch your step.

Dun Duchathair means Black Fort and it is given it's name because of the black rock it is built with. The fort consists of a terraced wall surrounding the remains of some early dwelling stone houses. Dun Duchatheir is usually deserted, you could have the whole fort to yourself. The scenery is just as dramatic as Dun Aengus.

Visited July 2010
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