Inishmore, Aran Islands in County Galway, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
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.
Location. 53° 7.777′ N, 9° 46.448′ W. Marker is in Inishmore, Aran Islands, Connacht, in County Galway. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to the inner enclosure of the fortress.
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. 4.1 kilometers away); A Fighting Chance (approx. 7.2 kilometers away).
Regarding Dún Aonghus. There
Also see . . . Dun Aonghasa. (Submitted on December 1, 2009.)
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