Dún Aonghasa

Dún Aonghasa

Email: dunaonghasa@opw.ie
Address: Cill Mhuirbhigh, Árainn
Service: Attraction

Dún Aonghasa is a dramatic stone fort standing defiantly on a cliff-top almost 300 feet above sea level.

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Dún Aonghasa is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands. The fort consists of three massive dry-stone walls and a chevaux-de-frise, a dense band of jagged, upright stones, surrounding the fort from cliff to cliff, designed to impede attackers. Originally constructed c.1100BC, it was re-fortified around 700-800 AD.  Excavations revealed significant evidence of prehistoric metalworking, as well as several burials.

Services available include exhibitions about the fort, and guided tours of the fort.

Admission Prices for 2017:

Access to the fort is via the OPW Visitor Centre at the base of the fort. 

  • Adults €5.
  • Seniors/Groups €4.
  • Students €3.
  • Family €13. 
  • Free admission when you stay overnight on Inis Mór in participating accommodation.
  • Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month.
  • Yearly & Monthly Heritage Cards which give free admission to over 100 OPW Heritage sites available.

Website: http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/west/dunaonghasa/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dunaonghasa/

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