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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12 days in Western Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Inishmore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Western Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Inishmore & Galway BY A USER FROM IRELAND May, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in County Galway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Western Ireland BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Aran Islands BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Western Ireland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Western Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
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