Dun Eochla, Inishmore

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#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Inishmore
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  • Others say Dun Eochla isn't as good as other ancient forts on Inishmore. This may be true, but it's certainly not as crowded as, say, Dun Aonghasa. Getting to Dun Eochla involves a steep 400m climb... 
    Others say Dun Eochla isn't as good as other ancient forts on Inishmore. This may be true, but it's certainly not as crowded as, say, Dun Aonghasa. Getting to Dun Eochla involves a steep 400m climb...  more »
  • This is the best one of the ancient forts on Inis Mor. It's situated at the highest point on the Island which gives good views. 
    This is the best one of the ancient forts on Inis Mor. It's situated at the highest point on the Island which gives good views.  more »
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  • Cycled here (pretty steep hill, beware!) early in the morning when it was still misty and we couldn't see more than 20m. Found our way after some initial detour and seeing the walls loom and appear out of the fog was pretty spectacular! The fort consists of 2 circular walls of which the inner is the most impressive, standing 5m tall and 3.5m thick. It was constructed about 1500 years ago and probably housed a local chieftain who controlled the surrounding lands. Please do not climb the walls, so as to preserve this monument for future generations!
  • Just really cool combination of obviously medieval structures and more modern additions. Worth the walk up the hill.

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