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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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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  • We walked from town and it was a good hour walk. The hike at the end on the loose rocks is strenuous, but worth it. The views are great and we went after the ferry was gone and had it to ourselves. Ni...  more »
  • This Gem is well worth the long trip to get there. With Dun Anoghasa (different attraction on the island) you go right up to the base, there's facilities and a cafe and a 20 minute hike up. With Dun D...  more »
  • This was one of the coolest things I saw in my months in Ireland, this is off the beaten path and you'll have to walk over the limestone a little ways, but it is super worth it. The cliffs here are un...  more »