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Rock of Dunamase

| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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The Rock of Laois

I visited this great place in the heart of Laois again and I love it everytime, It is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
xreff
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Dublin, Ireland
Views are amazing

We went to see the sites everyone was speaking about and true to their words it was amazing at the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yan C
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Co.laois
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
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“amazing views” (22 reviews)
“castle ruins” (20 reviews)
“ruined castle” (14 reviews)
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| Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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"amazing views"
in 22 reviews
"castle ruins"
in 20 reviews
"ruined castle"
in 14 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 12 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"car park"
in 12 reviews
"short walk"
in 7 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 5 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 5 reviews
"small church"
in 5 reviews
"magical place"
in 4 reviews
"gravel path"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 4 reviews
"fresh air"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"oliver cromwell"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this great place in the heart of Laois again and I love it everytime, It is a wonderful ruins to leisurely walk around and take in the wonderful scenery around the area. I tis free to visit also. It has some great history...More

Thank xreff
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to see the sites everyone was speaking about and true to their words it was amazing at the top however it is a steep climb and no hand rails or steps to the very top just sloppy gravel. This would turn me off...More

Thank Yan C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Upon first glimpse you'll quickly notice this is definitely no rock! This was once a living breathing castle community. It's built atop a hill with strong barrier walls to protect against enemies. Eventhough it's in ruins it is very easy to...More

Thank Alicia_Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent tour, knowledgable guide and enjoyable evening. Lots of history and interesting talk - would go again.

Thank makeandcreatelaois
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took my three youngest children 8, 7 & 2 and we had a fab time playing hide and go seek and exploring this fascinating site. Spectacular views even on a dull day. Definitely a must to pass an afternoon

Thank Riona G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds were beautiful, we did not fall into any holes in the grassy ground, and the view from the castle was absolutely gorgeous. I thought it was fun to see one of the castles from "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" and here my...More

Thank Jcan2652
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We flew into Dublin and rented a car to head to Kilkenny. The Rock was a perfect place for us to get out and stretch our feet. At 7 in the morning we were the only ones there. Make sure to store all your belongings...More

Thank Pam W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These 1000-year old ruins stagger the imagination. On a high hilltop with 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside, it's a remarkable place to sit, reflect and marvel. We went on an overcast/drizzly day and the effect was somber and spooky. A totally unexpected highlight...More

Thank milesfan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a sunny afternoon which is rare but if you find such a day it is more than worth the short detour off the motorway and 5 min walk up the hill just for the views, much less the history

Thank BobPhibbs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had glimpsed this site from the N80 last year on our way to the Rock of Cashel but had no time to stop for a visit. On this year's trip we made time and went after supper in nearby Athy. We were not disappointed....More

Thank Patricia M
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Jalene K
8 May 2018|
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Response from Kiera W | Reviewed this property |
Hi jalene its a very small car park and you are right beside attraction so id say safe enough , as you climb you can see your car but it’s entirely up to each person have a pleasant trip
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mmkapu
10 January 2018|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Traffic permitting approximately an hour from Dublin.
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Karen F
24 July 2017|
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Response from Vickie R | Reviewed this property |
I had torn my achilles - while in Ireland. I managed to hobble up most of the way. Not to the top - but far enough. An electric scooter would have been awesome to have.
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