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We stumbled on Dunamase quite by accident, and it ended up being one of our favorite places we... read more

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midtownmama
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Harrison, Arkansas
High spot of the area

Interesting set of ruins though can be tricking to actually get here. Signs are not well posted... read more

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BandBlover1
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Seattle, Washington
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All reviews amazing views castle ruins ruined castle surrounding countryside well worth a visit car park small church steep climb portlaoise town walk around short walk an amazing place sunny day small kids hidden gem great place to visit lovely walk
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Reviewed today

We stumbled on Dunamase quite by accident, and it ended up being one of our favorite places we visited! Our kids were amazed by the castle ruins, and it was a nice walk to the top. You can see for miles from the top, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank midtownmama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting set of ruins though can be tricking to actually get here. Signs are not well posted directing you to the site. You can be fooled into thinking you are going up someone's driveway to get to the entrance. Once there you get some amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BandBlover1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this site, even on a cold and rainy day. Ancient site with nice views over countryside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ilneonoto
Reviewed 15 December 2018

A wonderful place to go an a summers day. Never loads of people so always plenty of space. Located in a beautiful part of Co Laois not far from Portlaoise.A photographers dream place too.

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Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pauljonson
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This place was MIND BLOWING! You see it from a distance as you drive closer, thrusting out of the ground and into the sky, awaiting your arrival. Once you get there, it does not disappoint! This is such a cool ruin and probably our favorite...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Lovely walk and views. Lovely on a summers evening. Good for all the family. Nice spot for a picnic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

You don't have to go far up to get the most spectacular view Laois has to offer!! So in love with this place!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Treescul
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Well worth the short spin out from Portlaoise town. Open all hours and free admission. Great photo opportunity of view and ruins of the castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We stopped here after a two night overnight in rural Ireland. there is an old church on the grounds and the "rock" is really the ruins of an old castle estate. it is an easy hike that is paved in gravel. the views from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nurseboost911
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Free and well worth a visit. A real piece of history with stunning views at the top. Keep an eye on the small kids though, parts are dangerous enough. Free entry

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jalene K
8 May 2018|
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Response from Kiera W | Reviewed this property |
Hi jalene its a very small car park and you are right beside attraction so id say safe enough , as you climb you can see your car but it’s entirely up to each person have a pleasant trip
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mmkapu
10 January 2018|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Traffic permitting approximately an hour from Dublin.
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Karen F
23 July 2017|
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Response from Vickie R | Reviewed this property |
I had torn my achilles - while in Ireland. I managed to hobble up most of the way. Not to the top - but far enough. An electric scooter would have been awesome to have.
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