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Dun Aonghasa

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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...more
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Cill Mhuirbhigh | Inis Mór, Province of Connacht, Ireland
+353 99 61008
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All reviews the cliff dun aonghasa visitor center worth the climb amazing views bronze age aran islands be careful takes about minutes sheer drop the atlantic ocean inis mor take your time day trippers entrance fee minute walk sunny day
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Dun Aonghasa I was moved to create a painting that was later taken as part of the germinate collection for the Country of Ireland. Im not bragging, Im simply saying that the power of this place can move you to great things. You...More

Thank airyhillstudio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a pony & trap ride to the entrance from our B&B (Seacrest). There is a small visitor center where you pay and can read up on some history of the area. It turns out our B&B has an arrangement with this place so...More

Thank MT1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is at the very end of the Island of Inishmore. The day we visited was quite chilly and windy so we took a bus that dropped us off and then we walked the 20 minutes to the site. Well worth the climb. If...More

Thank Dana F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice walk up to the fort. Really good views. Enjoyed wandering around looking out over the sea. Definitely worth the hike

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go to miss this amazing scenery would be a disaster. It is stunning. The cafe is lovely for homemade cake and a coffee after your sightseeing

Thank Siobhan310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is maybe even a better experience than the Cliffs of Moher. The fort is literally on the edge of giant cliffs that you can walk right up to. On a pretty day you can see the mainland and it is spectacular to just sit...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dun Aonghusa offered great views and was a worthwhile visit. There is a small visitor centre that you pass through and pay a fee(we has free entry as we stayed at Aran Glamping) and this visitor centre contains some information regarding the history of the...More

Thank Seamus C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having traveled to Ireland several times, we finally got around to visiting the Aran Islands (ok, well, just Inis Mór). There were four main objectives...renting bikes, hiking to the Worm Hole, going to the Black Fort and visiting Dún Aonghasa. Happy to say we...More

Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Indulge in a detour from Galway's mainland and take the ferry to Inis Mor. We found a fellow at the dock with a red cart and horse. He took us all around the island for a few hours- showing us all there is to see....More

Thank Tigerlily714
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Dún Aonghasa was in 2011, on a day trip to Inis Mór. This was our second trip, and we stayed overnight on the island so we could visit longer this time. We rented bikes and rode to the ancient fort, parking...More

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28 June 2018|
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Response from dunaonghasa | Property representative |
Hi Micksum, If you look at Inis Mór on Googlemaps there are three roads heading east-west from Cill Rónáin towards Dún Aonghasa. The northernmost one runs along the north coast of the island and is mostly used by cyclists... More
16 November 2016|
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Response from 143usait | Reviewed this property |
When we crossed it was pretty rough, a few kids and a couple ladies threw up
9 July 2016|
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Response from ReenPA | Reviewed this property |
Take the ferry from the mainland, then choose your island touring preference, by bike, trap and pony, or island tour. The ferry is for people only, you may not bring your car to the island. We had a good weather day, so the... More
6 May 2016|
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Response from dunaonghasa | Property representative |
Dún Aonghasa is perfectly safe for families but it's best to know what's ahead. Dún Aonghasa is located on the edge of a 87m high cliff. There is no fence or barrier at the edge. The walk from the visitor centre to Dún... More