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Dun Duchathair

Inis Mor, County Galway, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Beautiful Hike, Caution Required

This was a beautiful “get close to nature” hike with interesting topography and breathtaking views... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
lobstaluva
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Can such amazing historical sites really be described? Easily one of the most captivating places in... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Damian120
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Galway Ireland
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Inis Mor, County Galway, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful “get close to nature” hike with interesting topography and breathtaking views. Exploring the old fort was interesting. A strong word of caution.... there are slippery rocks to walk on, so take extra care. People with mobility issues should be warned.

Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Can such amazing historical sites really be described? Easily one of the most captivating places in Ireland. An endless series of waves crashing into the limestone cliffs sets off a thunderous clap left and right of this amazing stone fort. The scenery and landscape are...More

Thank Damian120
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We loved our short hike up to the Black Fort! The views were amazing and well worth the walk. We met hardly anyone there and it will probably be my first walk when I get back to inishmore again!

Thank upandout79
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The most incredible, barren landscapes on the hike in and incredible views from the cliffs when arriving at the fort . This was my favorite hike of our trip. You don't need to be a mountain climber, but you need to be sure footed on...More

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 3 September 2017

More romantic, solitary and evocative than Don Aengus. The walk from town is also shorter and there is no touristic circus. Just you, the cliff and the fort. And one million stones, but don't be discouraged, the walk to the fort from the end of...More

Thank Elanna76
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was our favorite place to visit while we were on the island. It is much more peaceful and less crowded than the other fort on the island. We only saw a couple people leaving, but explored for over an hour, without seeing anyone. The...More

2  Thank nutsgoalie
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Dun Aonghasa on my first day and it was crowded, so decided to try my hand at the more mysterious Black Fort on the other side of the island the next morning. Its a bit of a journey, as you will have to abandon...More

1  Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We walked from town and it was a good hour walk. The hike at the end on the loose rocks is strenuous, but worth it. The views are great and we went after the ferry was gone and had it to ourselves. Nice activity to...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This Gem is well worth the long trip to get there. With Dun Anoghasa (different attraction on the island) you go right up to the base, there's facilities and a cafe and a 20 minute hike up. With Dun Duchathair, it's an adventure. We took...More

2  Thank cwilkes1129
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This was one of the coolest things I saw in my months in Ireland, this is off the beaten path and you'll have to walk over the limestone a little ways, but it is super worth it. The cliffs here are unbelievable and me and...More

1  Thank Sierra G
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Being a resident of Co Meath for the last few years, I've driven both legs of the trip I'll recommend, though not in one go as it's a fair jaunt of close on 4 hrs. You can get quite an expensive flight to the islands from... More
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