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Legend says it was built by the ancient gods; the ring fort was known as the Sun Palace and was held sacred. Traces of ancient earthworks, dating to the early Iron Age, surround the fort, enclosing an area of about 5 acres (0.02 km2). The fort...more
We stopped here after leaving Derry. It was one of the best ring forts we visited during our stay in Ireland. We loved being able to walk around on the walls and enjoy the amazing views from the top wall of the fort. Very few...More
I had seen views online but they don’t compare to the absolutely breathtaking feeling of being here. The views are incredible from every direction. It was one of those places I wasn’t sure what to expect and it certainly surpassed my imagination.
We visited the Grianan Of Aileach at the recommendation of our B&B host. It most definitely was worth a bit of a drive out of our way. What the site was remains in dispute. Was it a fort? A temple? A burial site? All three?...More
On this stunning day with temperatures in the 30’s and not a cloud in the sky, we lunched in the hotel and climbed the hill to the Fort. We have been before by car but the walk, though taxing gave us a great sense of...More
The stone fort of Grianan of Aileach on Greenan Mountain is one of the finest stone forts in Ireland. From the hill-top there are commanding views over Lough Foyle, Lough Swilly, and Inch Island to the north and Londonderry, about 8km to the East. On...More
We showed up at 7:30 at night and had the place to ourselves. The “fort” is an incredible specimen. Panoramic views abound. Walk along the wall. Be very careful on the steps. There was a guy selling refreshments down the road. Great stop. Parking nearby...More
This was one of our favourite heritage locations on our holiday stop in Buncrana. It is also easily reached from Derry and Kilkenny. It towers over Inch Island and is a massive installation. Take care on the steps which take you around the walls as...More
Well worth a short stop a short it was both free and with an excellent view as a bonus to the well restored fort.
It is quite a unique fort perched high on the hilltop with commanding views in all directions and you can walk...More
Here is an impressive ring fort situated on top of a hill with stunning views of the countryside and ocean. It is outside Derry by a few minutes. We went before they were open at about 8:00 and parked at the bottom of the hill...More
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Well worth a visit with family - the children will enjoy exploring. During the day (gates close at night) it is possible to drive up to almost the top - the road is well paved, twisty, narrow and steep but is easy to drive... More
Well worth a visit with family - the children will enjoy exploring. During the day (gates close at night) it is possible to drive up to almost the top - the road is well paved, twisty, narrow and steep but is easy to drive up, with care. The Grianan is only a short walk from the car park. You need to ensure the children are well supervised since the walks around the walls are quite high and unguarded. Hope this helps - enjoy your visit.