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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  • This was our favorite place to visit while we were on the island. It is much more peaceful and less crowded than the other fort on the island. We only saw a couple people leaving, but explored for ove...  more »
  • Visited Dun Aonghasa on my first day and it was crowded, so decided to try my hand at the more mysterious Black Fort on the other side of the island the next morning. Its a bit of a journey, as you wi...  more »
  • A pretty walk from the village, which leads to beautiful landscapes of rocks on the grass, then to magnificent cliffs and finally to the fort. Just as nice as the fort central, very touristy, but here with very little world. Not to be missed.
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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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