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Dun Aonghasa

Category: Families, Outdoors, Culture, Sightseeing

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Visitor Centres, General Attractions

Inis Mor
Aran Islands
Co Galway
Tel: +353 99 61008

Please mention when enquiring.

Fort perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean

Dun Aonghasa

Perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean, this 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  tall blocks of limestone set vertically into the ground to deter attackers.

The fort is about 900m from the Visitor Centre and is approached over rising ground and visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and shoes suitable for walking over uneven terrain.

Opening Time:

Nov-Feb, Wed-Sun, 9.30am-4pm; Mar Daily 9.30am-4pm; Apr-Oct Daily 9.45am-6pm

Admission Charge:

Adults €3; Child/Student €1; OAP/Group €2; Family €8.
Dun Aonghasa - Aran Islands County Galway Ireland
Dun Aonghasa - Aran Islands County Galway Ireland
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The Aran Islands are west of county Galway. Ferries from Galway & Rosaveal

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