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Small Bloody Site

This was the scene of a massacre of Spanish soldiers and Irish rebels. Today, there is not much... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Nicole B
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Part of Irish history

This "Fort of Gold" gets its name from a ship filled with iron pyrite (Fool's Gold) that sank off... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Charles T
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We visited Dun An Oir on a very windy day. It is a very interesting old church. The sun dial and cemetery are especially interesting. There is not a great deal left to the building, but what is there is very interesting. The views n the way there are wonderful of the coastline.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Lovely quit spot. You have to use your imagination not a great deal to see as mentioned in other reviews. But great history and interesting story.

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

If you like off the beaten path sites, Dun An Oir should find two-three hours in your itinerary. I have been alone on most of the walk beside some other walker I met and gladly pointed me to the right direction as it probably is not the easiest fort to find. The walk itself is rewarding like many other I have taken in Ireland.

Thank beppo81
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

It is definitely 'off the beaten path'! It took us a couple of false turns to find it. The best way to see it would be to stop at the museum Chorca Dhuibhne, get a walking map, and see it is part of a walking tour along the coast.

Not much there either, a couple of berms that comprised the fortification wall, and that's about it. It has not been excavated/restored, so if you are into seeing stuff as it looked back in the day...skip it.

But...if you are into seeing and visiting historic sites, it is worth the trip to find it, and the views are great.

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Walked from Baile na nGall via the beaches to Dun an Oir yesterday (and back) - a total of 15km in about 4-hours. Fabulous walk, stunning scenery. Some reviews say that Dun an Oir is difficult to find - not so if you walk the beaches! Once you get to the end of Beal Ban beach - at Gortadoo - follow the roadway and you will see a sign for Dun an Oir. On arriving back at Baile na nGall, a well deserved pint in Tigh TP's is a must. enjoy!

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