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“Dunamase”
Review of Rock of Dunamase

Rock of Dunamase
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Portlaoise
Certificate of Excellence
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Dubai
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dunamase”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's a spectacular site, but looking a bit uncared for, with litter around. The family had a picnic up there, which was very pleasant. It is worth a visit, but could do with a bit of TLC.

Visited July 2013
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Anaheim, California
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Gorgeous, can see over counties on a clear day, but...”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

This site has plenty of historical and movie significance, and has an amazing view of the surrounding farmland. But it's known for car theft so be really conscious of locking up and not keeping valuables in your car while you're exploring the ruins!

Visited March 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice for photographs”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Visited with a group of approx 50 international university students. Many of the group were wowed by the view. Anyone wih an eye for photography would probably love this place. Would make a nice spot for a picnic on a fine day. No toilet facilities which is annoying, particularly for groups. I also feel that there should be more infomation on offer about the history of the castle, layout, etc. Not bad overall for free entry I guess.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank ViviennePhelan
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Tramore, Ireland
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Well worth the detour”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Make sure to turn off the motorway and take some time to explore these ruins. There are amazing views from here and it's a great place for photographs on a fine day.There is also a lovely little church and graveyard at the parking area.

Visited November 2013
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Houston
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105 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great stop off the highway”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were driving from Cork to Dublin and stopped off when we saw the brown sign. A great hill will castle ruins. They had a sign at the base with the history of the castle and a sketch. It was free to roam around and had great views.

Visited September 2013
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