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It's Ireland...not Hollywood!

While this does not look the way it is portrayed in the movie Leap Year, it is still worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark P
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I would highly recommend visiting the Rock of Dunamase. The views are stunning and offer some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emma H
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| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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All reviews amazing views castle ruins ruined castle surrounding countryside car park well worth a visit steep climb short walk taking pictures small church magical place gravel path beautiful spot fresh air beautiful sunny day oliver cromwell walk around
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While this does not look the way it is portrayed in the movie Leap Year, it is still worth the trip. The view of the surrounding countryside is spectacular on all sides. The ruins are enough intact to enable the visitor to envision the grandeur...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting the Rock of Dunamase. The views are stunning and offer some fantastic photo opportunities.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here not really knowing what to expect from the ruins and the view. It was simply stunning. Amazing to think way back when they were able to construct such a building up on this grand hill. The view from the top is beautiful....More

1  Thank Dale M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing ruin only minutes from the M7. Quiet with truly inspiring views of the countryside. Looks kind of squashed from the opening gate area, but is way more impressive once you get up the hill. Not a difficult climb at all, a bit steep here...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing historic site- loved in that it has not be over commercialised. Stunning. Perhaps more information could be provided so do your research before you visit. Wonderful views of surrounding countryside.

1  Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Amazing views and gave us more tourist locations to visit. Would definitely recommend visiting if you're in the area.

1  Thank Niamh G
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Good castle ruins to visit. Great views. Easy to use imagination to see how it once might have been. Easy uphill path from car park. Go early.

1  Thank Jenny J
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Great to see a place like this not commercialized with shops and massive parking out front. I was on a private tour from Dublin and im glad we took a small detour tto see the castle.

1  Thank delaneyemma1
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great place to stop for a walk if you're traveling along the Dublin - Limerick motorway as its only few minutes away.

1  Thank julienkavanagh
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very interesting history to this site and in a beautiful location. Not swarming with people and parking is free !! definitely worth a visit. W

1  Thank KarenSouthAustralia
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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
10 January 2018|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Traffic permitting approximately an hour from Dublin.
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.