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Perched atop a cliff, Dun Aonghasa represents the most popular of the prehistoric forts on the Aran Islands. Walk from the nearby museum up to the fort and enjoy panoramic views from the 100 m (328 ft) cliff. Marvel at the three terraced walls and intricate defense system of stones called Chevaux de Frise. Archeological studies have revealed that the fort was built in the Iron Age, possibly as far back as 1100 BCE, though the triple-wall defenses were likely added around 500 BCE. The fort is named for a pre-Christian god or mythical king, Aonghus mac Umhor. Explore the history of this ancient monument, but take care when walking and climbing around the site, especially with children, as it can be slippery. For Dun Aonghasa and beyond, use our Inishmore itinerary builder app to get the most from your Inishmore vacation.
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Fantastic views truly worth the hike and the entry fee! Very knowledgeable guides and a thrilling experience when you approach the edge. Bring your camera but don't forget to use your own eyes too 😊
Love the walk up. The views. The sense if being on the Cliff's edge. It is gorgeous up there. Go! And get ice cream or a milkshake on the way back
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