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“Worth the climb - very memorable experience!!!”
Review of Dun Aonghasa

Dun Aonghasa
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$182.14*
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Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Tour from...
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Inishmore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 vertically into the ground to deter attackers. Originally constructed c.1100BC, it was re-fortified around 700-800 AD. Excavations revealed significant evidence of prehistoric metalworking, as well as several burials. Visitor safety information: The fort is about 1km from the Visitors Centre and is approached over rising ground. The last section of the path is over rough, natural rock and care is needed, especially when descending. Boots or strong walking shoes are recommended. There is no fence or barrier at the edge of the cliff.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I went on a clear, warm, sunny day and we really enjoyed the sights and experience of visiting this ancient fort. You really do feel like you're on the edge of the world!!!! I'm very glad we decided to go to Inishmore and especially Dun Aengus!

Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Words can't decribe the incredible views from this fort. The sheer cliff drop-off is terrifying and exhilirating at the same time. Do NOT go close to the edge if you are afraid of heights! Well worth the little hike up to it. Wear comfortable walking shoes as it is a gravel/stone path that leads up to the fort.

Thank candofitz
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I found it a bit unusual that you were aloud to the edge looking down over 100 meters to the bottom nonetheless quiet amazing

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

loved laying down on the rock and looking over the cliff such a beautiful sight.. be careful its so high up, wear sneakers not sandles and definitely go to the top!

Thank meaghan s
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Amazing sight to visit- a must-see on Inis Mor. The weather was not very cooperative, but nevertheless we climbed up, explored the area and enjoyed it. Even biking home , soaked through from the rain was fun.

Thank Rachael C
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