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Kilmurvy in County Galway, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West ((Éire) North Atlantic Ocean)
 

Dún Aonghus

 
 
Dún Aonghus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
1. Dún Aonghus Marker
Inscription.  
This, one of the finest prehistoric fortresses in Western Europe, consists of three dry-stone ramparts, and the remains of a fourth, the outermost of which encloses an area of 11 acres.

Outside the second rampart there is a 30 foot band of upright stones forming a defensive band or “chevaux de frise.” Considerable alterations were made in the 19th century when the buttresses in the inside wall were erected.

Tá sé seo ar cheann de na dúnta réamh-stairiúla is breátha in iarthar na hEorpa. Lasmuigh de'n dara múr tá sreath 30 troigh de chlocha ina gcoilig-sheasamh mar “chevaux de frise.” D'fhéadfadh sé gur mar láithreacha díoin a tógadh dúnta de'n tsórt seo. Cuireadh na hiarsmaí a dtángthas orthu leis an tuairim gur roimh Ré na Críostaíochta a tógadh an dún.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksMan-Made FeaturesNotable BuildingsNotable Places.
 
Location. 53° 7.533′ N, 9° 46.017′ W. Marker is in Kilmurvy, Connacht, in County Galway. Marker is
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at the entrance to the inner enclosure of the fortress. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony (approx. 3.8 kilometers away); A Fighting Chance (approx. 6.7 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Dún Aonghus. There are many variations on the spelling of Dún Aonghus.
 
Dún Aonghus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
2. Dún Aonghus Marker
Looking into inner enclosure.
Dún Aonghus Inner Enclosure Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
3. Dún Aonghus Inner Enclosure Wall
Dún Aonghus Outer Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
4. Dún Aonghus Outer Wall
Dún Aonghus Chevaux de Frise image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
5. Dún Aonghus Chevaux de Frise
Used to slow enemy approach to the outer fortification wall.
Dún Aonghus Outer Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
6. Dún Aonghus Outer Wall
Looking south.
Looking ESE from Dún Aonghus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
7. Looking ESE from Dún Aonghus
The County Clare coastline is visible in the far distance.
Looking WNW from Dún Aonghus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
8. Looking WNW from Dún Aonghus
Looking North from Dún Aonghus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
9. Looking North from Dún Aonghus
Dún Aonghus 1 Km Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
10. Dún Aonghus 1 Km Marker
Near Visitor Centre
Dún Aonghus 1 Km Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
11. Dún Aonghus 1 Km Marker
Near Visitor Centre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on October 21, 2017. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 1, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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