Dun Duchathair, Inishmore

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Dún Dúchathair or simply Dúchathair, meaning \"black stone ringfort\", is a large stone fort on Inishmore in County Galway, Ireland. Due to erosion, it now sits on a rocky promontory that stretches out into the sea. On its outer side there are large walls, reaching 6 metres high and 5 metres wide. On the inside are the ruins of various rooms, possibly \"beehive\" huts. There is also evidence of a cheval de frise protecting the entrance.
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  • Many years ago I came here cycling with my son. It is a unique place even though it has companions in other similar forts even here on Innis Mór. The uniqueness for me has much to do with sitting for ...  more »
  • This was a beautiful “get close to nature” hike with interesting topography and breathtaking views. Exploring the old fort was interesting. A strong word of caution.... there are slippery rocks to wal...  more »
  • Can such amazing historical sites really be described? Easily one of the most captivating places in Ireland. An endless series of waves crashing into the limestone cliffs sets off a thunderous clap le...  more »

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Take your time soaking in the beauty of the largest of the Aran Islands, Inishmore, while staying at one of its beautiful bed and breakfasts or renting a guesthouse. Accommodations range from private homes overlooking their own beaches and stone mansions, to basic rentals and quaint bed and breakfast spots. Many options are located in the town of Kilronan, but you can choose the island spot that best fits your needs (either seaside to close to ruins).
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