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Address: Province of Connacht, Ireland

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Achievable and worthwhile walk to a piece of Celtic History

If you are on the island for a few days...The first day should include the mandatory tourist Bicycle ride to Dun Aenghus...The second day...head in the opposite direction than the... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
joecoughlan
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

If you are on the island for a few days...The first day should include the mandatory tourist Bicycle ride to Dun Aenghus...The second day...head in the opposite direction than the tourists and treat yourself to a shorter cycle...a trek along a Heron-Sentried sanctuary...where nesting Herons watch over you...en route across the Limestone laden runway to the Black fort (Dun Duchathair)... More 

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London
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

well worth the hike up and once up there the views are great and you can see the whole of Galway bay and the mountains of Connemara in the distance if the day is clear - you can also see the Cliffs of Moher. It would be great if the OPW did the tower beside this attraction up a bit... More 

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Rome, Italy
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

These tiny islands meant a great deal to ancient civilizations and to early Christian Rome. Don't miss the islands, being so important to the highest of ancient society there is something we have missed if we forget in our age to spend time here to reflect what's important in our quick life. Gabriel from Aran islands goat cheese Insisted on... More 

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Thank AngelToursItaly
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Cycle or walk as far as you can, We ditched the bikes half way up and walked the rest of the way. Once up there the views are amazing from on the walls. It's amazing it's still standing after all these years. The entrance is round the far side to which you'll approach it so just follow the trodden path... More 

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Novato, California
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I had this gem to myself in the early morning before I left to go back on the ferry. The views were spectacular. It doesn't feel as touristy as Dun Aonghasa.

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Thank Sullimeag
Dungarvan, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Strolled up to Dun Eochla from the hotel, had the place completely to ourselves, a nice spot for a picnic outside the fort overlooking the whole island, a great viewpoint

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Thank AoifeAdventureGirl
Sydney
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314 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This spot has great views across the island. It’s a bit of a hike to get up there. In retrospect we probably should have left our bikes on the path below rather than pushing them all the way up the hill.

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Thank JonHSydney
Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

There is a sign saying that this fort is under construction at the moment but there is nothing to stop visitors from going up and taking a walk around. There is also no sign of work taking place. From the front wall of the fort there is a breathtaking view of Inis Mór and the coast stretching back towards the... More 

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Florida
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311 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Got lost trying to find the highest spot on the island. We decided to take back graveled roads with bikes (not the best decision) to find the lighthouse. Roads were too difficult for riding bikes, it would have been much easier to take the main road. Although we saw a lot of beautiful scenery on our back roads tour. Sad... More 

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Thank AineFlorida
Lubbock, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Highest point on the island, a Neolithic ring fort with a fantastic view back down toward Kilronan and, on a clear day, the coast of Clare and Galway Bay. Steep roads on foot but nothing overwhelming.

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