Dún Dúchathair (meaning “black ringfort”) is a prehistoric fort located on Inishmore (one of the Aran Islands) in County Galway. Located in front of the sea, its still imposing remains make it one of the most famous places on the island!
Of prehistoric origin, Dún Dúchathair was once used as a place of defence by the local population. Nowadays, only numerous defensive walls remain, reaching up to 6 meters high and 5 meters wide. These walls sometimes describe the contours of old rooms, allowing researchers to learn more about life at the time.
Inside the surrounding walls are also the ruins of old huts and cabins. According to archaeologists, this is where many prehistoric tools and pottery were found.
The visit is free, and the surroundings are magnificent. It must be said that over time, Dún Dúchathair has collapsed to slide down a rocky mound close to the sea. As much to say that the spectacle that it offers is most fascinating! Don’t forget to bring your camera!