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Rock of Dunamase

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Address: | Seven kilometres east of Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Ireland
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I'm living local and only visited here for 1st time in Sept 2016 .am very impressed ..its close to Portlaoise and Stradbally and the M7 Motorway too . Signposts to it are ok and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm living local and only visited here for 1st time in Sept 2016 .am very impressed ..its close to Portlaoise and Stradbally and the M7 Motorway too . Signposts to it are ok and you can drive to the base of the rock on a typical country road.The Rock has some historic info outlined on an info board at the... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not far from the train station. Hired a car to transport me on narrow lanes. Time was tight and this was suggested as the # 1 best thing to do. It was! Very interesting ruins, arches, views and peaceful countryside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter when you go to visit the rock it will amaze you and take your breath away. This place is a photographers dream. The scenery, the stunning views, the colours you get on a cloudless days and quite stunning. It can give you that eerie feeling as watch the crown enmass fly around parts of the castle ruins. You... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated midway between Portlaoise and Stradbally and just literally a few minutes from the M7Motorway. It's visible from the road and accessible by a winding steep road, which does give the feeling of going somewhere mysterious to the kids. The Rock has a beautiful old Country Church at its Base. Historic information is laid out on an information board at... More 

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offaly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a great free day out. All ya need is good weather and a picnic. It's also a brilliant place to take good scenic photos. Looking forward to next summer already

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Thank ange17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Remember walking the rock of dunamaise when I was 6 years old. When I got with my partner i brought him up a few times as the sights from the top are just breathtaking! So November two years ago we were up there and he proposed! I said YES 😁 6 years together 2 engaged and the rock of dunamaise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great views and was a lovely place visit . Even on a cold December day the view was great and walking up the hill keeps you warm.

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Thank Hugh G
County Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It's well worth taking a few minutes to stop at the historic rock of Dunamase. Beautiful views,nice place to stretch the legs if travelling a distance and excellent place for a picnic if the weather is kind

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Thank reginadoheny
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

this is how the rock of Cashel was many years ago, when you could explore and get a real feel of how this castle was 100s of years ago. the kids had a great time exploring, and there were fantastic views of the countryside. we had a great fun,don't miss it

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fascinating, well preserved hilltop fort with spectacular views of the surrounding plain. Mind you, we visited on a beautiful sunny day, and mild (despite 'end October'!). Seems inhabited by a flock of crows which adds to the atmosphere. Interesting parish church at its base. Well worth a short detour if one is staying Portlaoise town, just a few minutes' drive... More 

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