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A bit out of the way...

....but definitely worth a visit. At the time I was on Inis Mór, myself and my travelling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karlsruhe, Germany
Achievable and worthwhile walk to a piece of Celtic History

If you are on the island for a few days...The first day should include the mandatory tourist... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Galway, Ireland
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Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

....but definitely worth a visit. At the time I was on Inis Mór, myself and my travelling companion were the only tourists out at Dún Eochla. We cycled out here on the way up to Dún Aonghasa, and weren't sorry for the side trip. It...More

Thank desruadh
Reviewed 22 April 2017

If you are on the island for a few days...The first day should include the mandatory tourist Bicycle ride to Dun Aenghus...The second day...head in the opposite direction than the tourists and treat yourself to a shorter cycle...a trek along a Heron-Sentried sanctuary...where nesting Herons...More

Thank joecoughlan
Reviewed 21 April 2017

well worth the hike up and once up there the views are great and you can see the whole of Galway bay and the mountains of Connemara in the distance if the day is clear - you can also see the Cliffs of Moher. It...More

Thank Patrick888
Reviewed 4 February 2017

These tiny islands meant a great deal to ancient civilizations and to early Christian Rome. Don't miss the islands, being so important to the highest of ancient society there is something we have missed if we forget in our age to spend time here to...More

Thank AngelToursItaly
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Cycle or walk as far as you can, We ditched the bikes half way up and walked the rest of the way. Once up there the views are amazing from on the walls. It's amazing it's still standing after all these years. The entrance is...More

Thank SuzeCHarrogate
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I had this gem to myself in the early morning before I left to go back on the ferry. The views were spectacular. It doesn't feel as touristy as Dun Aonghasa.

Thank Sullimeag
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Strolled up to Dun Eochla from the hotel, had the place completely to ourselves, a nice spot for a picnic outside the fort overlooking the whole island, a great viewpoint

Thank AoifeAdventureGirl
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This spot has great views across the island. It’s a bit of a hike to get up there. In retrospect we probably should have left our bikes on the path below rather than pushing them all the way up the hill.

Thank JonHSydney
Reviewed 5 August 2015

There is a sign saying that this fort is under construction at the moment but there is nothing to stop visitors from going up and taking a walk around. There is also no sign of work taking place. From the front wall of the fort...More

2  Thank Dearbhla C
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Got lost trying to find the highest spot on the island. We decided to take back graveled roads with bikes (not the best decision) to find the lighthouse. Roads were too difficult for riding bikes, it would have been much easier to take the main...More

Thank AineFlorida
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