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We walked here from the village. The cliffs here are huge and jagged and there is a huge eroded... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Worth the One Hour Walk to Get There

It took us about 1 hour to walk to the "Black Fort" from the tourist office. Be sure to get... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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Inis Mor, County Galway, Province of Connacht, Ireland
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All reviews black fort the cliff truly awe inspiring hour walk trouble walking opposite direction loose rocks ride your bike off the beaten path mobility issues be careful inis mor waves crashing stone walls short hike well worth the effort breathtaking views
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We walked here from the village. The cliffs here are huge and jagged and there is a huge eroded bowl in one area. The fort is well preserved. A must-see.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

The walk up to the ring fort ruins is a bit long and I would not recommend it to anyone with mobility issues. With that being said, the view from the top is quite good.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

It took us about 1 hour to walk to the "Black Fort" from the tourist office. Be sure to get directions ahead of time from the office as the signs are small. The last part of the walk is over a lot of rocks. We...More

2  Thank RobertH8090
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Well worth the walk. It can be a little tiring but persevere a make to the fort. The cliffs are well worth taking photographs of,

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Follow the road up from the far end of the beach opposite Kilronan harbour. It climbs and curves to the right. Then turns to a stone path. Just before the gate you can see herons nesting in the holes across the dip. Continue till you...More

1  Thank CeannCabaiste
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is as remote as it gets. You will need planes, boats, perhaps trains, probably bikes and a good pair of hiking shoes to get here. And once you get here, you can go no further. The English language lacks words to describe this remote...More

2  Thank cleflar
Reviewed 28 July 2018

It's free and the walk to it is enjoyable - over rocks and stones you have to be careful of your footing but on arrival it's breathtaking. Nice place for a picnic and we left our bikes about 700m away and they were still there...More

1  Thank doberhus
Reviewed 19 July 2018

First, you must walk up a steady incline of slippery rocks to get to the top for the views. Walking sticks helpful, but any knee, hip, or foot issues may cause problems getting to the top. You can still see great views without going all...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This is to be seen to be believed. The work involved to construct this many thousands of years ago must have been incredible. Its a hike..so wear good shoes but certainly worth it

1  Thank Hackers123
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This site left me breathless with awe. It is hard not to write anything without resorting to cliche. Take water and sturdy boots and prepare to be stunned.

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8 July 2015|
Response from MarkW0509 |
Being a resident of Co Meath for the last few years, I've driven both legs of the trip I'll recommend, though not in one go as it's a fair jaunt of close on 4 hrs. You can get quite an expensive flight to the islands from... More