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Rock of Dunamase

| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Never knew this existed but glad I found it

Shamefully I have to admit I did not know this place existed I have traveled by police and Carlo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noel k
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Limerick, Ireland
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Visited this attraction with my sister mam and 90 year old nana and it was a fabulous site to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kiera W
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  • Average5%
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“amazing views” (22 reviews)
“castle ruins” (20 reviews)
“ruined castle” (14 reviews)
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| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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"amazing views"
in 22 reviews
"castle ruins"
in 20 reviews
"ruined castle"
in 14 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 9 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"car park"
in 12 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 5 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 5 reviews
"small church"
in 5 reviews
"magical place"
in 4 reviews
"short walk"
in 6 reviews
"gravel path"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 4 reviews
"fresh air"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"portlaoise town"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shamefully I have to admit I did not know this place existed I have traveled by police and Carlo many times and have never seen this place however I am glad I noticed it one day while on my way back from a business trip...More

Thank Noel k
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this attraction with my sister mam and 90 year old nana and it was a fabulous site to visit, beautiful scenery spent a good bit of time there taking it all would highly recommend especially if have kids interested in history

Thank Kiera W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This definitely worth a detour. We got it on a less clear day but still boated great views and a stroll around vast ruins of a 12th century castle/fortress. Little pieces of info on plaques around it and on a nice day would be an...More

Thank Enda W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited the Rock of Dunamase with my husband and children and what an amazing place it is, a beautiful steep walk up along to the top and once there absolutely fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my first visit to this location, and I was blown away by how much of the original buildings are still standing. The little church is very sweet and the views from the castle are wonderful. It is easy to find and well...More

Thank Emily G
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Recently drove to this place on a whim expecting a small building. But found an unbelievable ruin of a castle which after researching found my Ancesters had fought a battle here. So i had been drawn to it by my heritage. Beautiful place with lovely...More

Thank Paul1573
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

somewhat lonely a pretty well ruined 12century castle on 9th century site…it was "rendered harmless" by good old Oliver Cromwell. It was here the infamous old king MacMarrough sole Ireland out to the Normans…it is a sort of grand ruin you can easily see that...More

Thank Jimmie M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our tour bus actually took a detour and brought us here, but honestly that tour bus barely fit on the 1 lane road and was swiping trees and branches on the way up. Cool little 20 minute stopping place if you’re in the area and...More

Thank Irish M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Fantastic, great access and best of all it didn't cost anything. It was great to be able to walk among the ruins and have free roam. Highly recommend.

Thank Toolman0701
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Recently we visited the Rock of Dunamase for a guided tour by Trudi. She was marvellous, went into great detail about the history of the area and really brought it to life. I loved the way she looked after us all so well as it...More

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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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