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Dun Aonghasa
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Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Tour from Dublin
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Inishmore
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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.
Edmonton, Canada
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“Definitely go up!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went on a clear day and the view of the cliffs and surrounding scenery was wonderful. Look all around the old Fort at the structure and also outside the main walls. So old is Dun Aengus with so much history. Since we were on a bus trip we didn't have time to read all the boards at the entrance but I am sure you could spend 3 hours on a nice day just looking around and taking it all in. Had a great meal at the cafe across the road from the entrance path so no need to pack a lunch. However if you are on a bus tour and want more time to absorb the history, pack a sandwich and eat up top for a more relaxing time.

Visited October 2013
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“Wow, and then Wow”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

A must visit if you find yourself on the Aran Islands. Not only a fantastic view and breathtaking experience, but a staff that went above and beyond in getting a pair of beloved sunglasses my husband dropped in their bathroom back to us at the Aran Islands Ferry office in Galway. The staff of Dun Aengus and the Ferry boat were top notch in helping us out! Thank you and will not be forgotten!

Visited September 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“For history buffs”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was my fifth visit to this site. Every time I go here I learn more about the site. The people who inhabited the area. This is one site not to be missed on the Aran Islands.

Visited September 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Well worth visiting”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Fantastic views, staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Cheap entry, think it was €2.. Only drawback was I thought the fort would be bigger than it was..

Visited July 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing view”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

At the top of a cliff on Inishmore, Dun Aengus Fort offers amazing views of the island and its coastline. If you stay on the island, head to the fort first thing in the morning--you'll beat all the daytrippers there and might have the place to yourself. We did, and it was the most peaceful, awe-inspiring experience of our trip.

Visited September 2013
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