Dún Eochla is a prehistoric fort dating from the Iron Age. Located on the island of Inishmore in County Galway, it is accessible to visitors and offers exceptional views of the cliffs and the ocean.
The Dún Eochla is a circular fort (also called ringfort in English), made up of several successive walls and enclosures. These walls extend over a wide area, thus strongly squaring the site, and making the fort its central point.
Formed from dry stone, the Dún Eochla is freely accessible to visitors (its visit is free), and will allow you to plunge into the heart of a prehistoric heritage still preserved. It must be said that the quality of the construction is remarkable, and has brilliantly stood the centuries without moving too much.
The current remains will give you a good idea of what the ringfort looked like in the Iron Age.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the exceptional view of the ocean and the surrounding valleys: the fort is high enough to admire the panorama!
The only drawback is that the site has no explanatory panels to explain the historical context of the fort. It’s a pity, but the beauty of the fort compensates well for this small inconvenience!