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Doonconor - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Carrownlisheen, Co. Galway, Ireland


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About Doonconor

Dún Conor is a stone ringfort and National Monument located on Inishmaan, Ireland, measuring about 69 m N-S and 35 m E-W; although smaller than Dún Aengus, it has thicker walls, up to 6 m in places. The fort is believed to date back to the first or second millennium BC.

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Inishmaan0.81km from Doonconor

Inishmaan is the middle of the three main Aran Islands in Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. It is part of County Galway in the province of Connacht. Inishmaan has a population of about 183, making it the smallest of the Aran Islands in terms of population. It is one of the most important strongholds of traditional Irish culture. The island is predominantly Irish-speaking and part of the Gaeltacht, though all inhabitants have knowledge of English.

Teampall Bheanáin
Teampall Bheanáin5.21km from Doonconor

The oratory Teampall Bheanáin is situated near Kilronan on Inishmore, Aran, Galway Bay, Ireland. It dates from the 11th century. Measuring just 3m by 3m, it's thought to have been a hermitage. A unique example of Celtic church construction. It is reasonably assumed to be the tomb-shrine of the saint.

The Black Fort
The Black Fort6.61km from Doonconor

The Black Fort is a large stone fort on the cliffs at Cill Éinne, Inishmore in County Galway, Ireland. Due to erosion, it now sits on a rocky promontory that stretches out into the sea. On its outer side there are large walls, reaching 6 metres high and 5 metres wide. On the inside are the ruins of clocháns. There is also evidence of a cheval de frise protecting the entrance.

Dún Dúchathair
Dún Dúchathair6.62km from Doonconor

Dún Dúchathair is a prehistoric fort located in front of the sea on Inishmore in County Galway. , its still imposing remains make it one of the most famous places on the island and Its age is unknown. The fort consists of a terraced walls, reaching 6 metres high and 5 metres wide. On the inside are the ruins of various rooms, possibly from Clocháns or Beehive huts. There is also evidence of a cheval de frise protecting the entrance.

Plassey shipwreck
Plassey shipwreck6.82km from Doonconor

MV Plassy, or Plassey, was a cargo vessel in the Irish Merchant Service, operating during the 1950s. It was built as HMS Juliet, a Shakespearian-class naval trawler of the Royal Navy at the start of the Second World War, and sold into merchant service at the end of the conflict. As Plassy it was wrecked in a storm off Inisheer, and is best known as the wreck seen on the foreshore of 'Craggy Island' in the TV comedy, Father Ted.

Dún Eochla
Dún Eochla8.49km from Doonconor

Dún Eochla is a superb stone ring fort located at the highest point on Inishmore in the Aran Islands. Consisting of two series of walls, which with the stone hut in the enclosure, were repaired in the late 19th Century. It lies on Inishmore, at the edge of a 100 metre high cliff. A popular tourist attraction, Dún Aonghasa is an important archaeological site.

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County Galway is a county in Ireland. It is in the West of Ireland, taking up the south of the province of Connacht. There are several Irish-speaking areas in the west of the county. The traditional county includes, and is named for, the city of Galway, but the city and county now have separate local authorities: Galway City Council administers the urban area, while the rest of the county is administered by Galway County Council.