Dun Eoghanachta is a prehistoric circular fort located on the island of Inishmore in the Aran Islands of Ireland. It is a magnificent, remarkably preserved fort and is one of the major attractions of the island. Although too little is known about the history of the building, the fort is believed to date from the Iron Age, as does Fort Dun Aengus also built on Inishmore.
Certainly, Dun Eoghanachta is not the best known building on Inishmore Island… Nevertheless, the quality of its construction, and its current state make it more and more popular with tourists.
Very impressive, the latter comes in the form of a circle of piled stones, several meters high. It was installed on a rather stony ground, on a limestone plateau in constant erosion.
In the past, it served as a defensive fort for the population of the time. It also had the advantage of protecting itself from the bad weather, cold and wind, which were very active on Inishmore.
Nowadays, campaigns to rehabilitate the site have been put in place so that visitors can discover Dun Eoghanachta without altering its construction.
The visit is free of charge and will take you back in time to the Irish Prehistory of the Iron Age. A beautiful construction, still rich in mystery, which should enthuse the curious and lovers of ancestral archaeological sites!