I love old shit! This particular structure, Dun Aonghasa (or Dun Aengus) is believed to be at least 3,000 years old, and is the most well known of several prehistoric forts on the Aran Islands. Situated on a 300+ foot cliff with a rugged limestone landscape, it’s hard to believe people once lived here. Can’t tell you how many times I tripped on some random piece of limestone sticking out the ground while hiking up here! 😂 Anywho, one of the things I found most fascinating about this place was that the entire structure was made using dry stone construction—no mortar holding things together, just interlocking stones strategically selected and placed. And centuries later, it still stands! Maybe it’s because I’m the daughter of a tile contractor and all-around handyman, but I found that interesting AF! Loved it here ❤️ #latepost#ireland#inishmore#aranislands#dunaengus#dunaonghasa
A prehistoric hill fort, perched precariously on a 330 foot cliff over the harsh Atlantic Ocean... one of Ireland’s most ancient features, estimated to be more than 3000 years old... Standing in Dún Aonghasa (the fort of Aonghas, in Irish), is a little like teetering on the edge of the world. And as the strong sea winds blow around you and the waves crash below, you’ll feel at one with the heartbeat of Celtic Ireland.
Dún Aonghasa keeps its secrets. No one knows who Aonghas was – maybe a displaced noble from east of the River Shannon, or a 5th century king of Cashel in County Tipperary. And the purpose of the rock platform that sits dramatically at the cliff edge remains a mystery. But that just adds to the appeal of this magical place. As you wander the ruins, it's best to let your imagination soar... Liked? Follow us for more.
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Il miglior rimedio per coloro che sono spaventati, soli o infelici è di andare fuori, da qualche parte dove possono stare tranquilli, soli con il cielo, la natura e Dio. Perché solo allora si sente che tutto è come dovrebbe essere.
Took a ferry to #inismor on the #aranislands#ireland where we visited #dunaonghasa a 3,200 year old fort that had 3 stone ramparts on the sides not protected by cliffs on the Atlantic Coast. This island had no grass but the people managed to grow grass by collecting and spreading seaweed then planting grass. The 6th photo is of homes located on the limestone rocks that make up the islands. The 7th photo is of a cow giving me the stinkeye...not sure what I did!
The last few photos are of the #sevenchurches but there are only two left standing. A most amazing place to visit!
Day 7 was exploring Inis Mor of the Aran Islands and finished with a traditional Irish Dancing by @tradontheprom 😍.
Things we learnt:
✔ Dún Aonghasa is a fort built on the edge of 300ft cliffs.
✔ Aran Islands were untouched by tourism and commercialism until the 1970's
✔ Irish dancers feet moving super fast, and fiddle players fingers even quicker
Adventured to the island of Inis Mór and rode bikes up to the remains of this 10,000 b.c. fortress on the edge of a 300+ ft cliff.
P.S. Lindsay was freaking out this close to the edge . #dunaonghasa #inismor #ireland
People like to say the Aran Islands are lost in time. I went to Inishmore over the weekend, about twenty years on from the first time I visited, and a lot really has stayed the same. The white sand, warm sun and clear water still feel weirdly out of place for our latitude, people can still be heard speaking Irish, and I still fell off a bicycle at speed. My favourite place in the whole country might be Dun Aonghasa, a semi-circular Iron Age Fort with its back to the edge of the world. #travel#dunaonghasa#aranislands#inishmore#ireland
The dramatic and daunting Dún Aonghasa is unlike anywhere else along the Wild Atlantic Way. Standing 300ft above the thrashing Atlantic, this cliff fort has attracted visitors as far back as c.1500 BC! 🌊 📸 @fearghusfoyle
📍 Dún Aonghasa, Inis Mór