Address: Aran, Co Galway
Telephone No: +353 99 61008
Fax No: +353 99 61009
Open all Year
Mar: Daily 09.30 - 16.00
End Mar - Oct: Daily 09.45- 18.00
Nov - Dec: Daily 09.30 - 16.00
Closed between December 24th - 28th inclusive. Re-open on December 29th.
7 Jan - 19 Feb: Wed - Sun, 09.30 - 16.00
Average Length of Visit: 1 - 1.5 Hours
Perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean, this is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands. It is enclosed by three massive dry-stone walls and a "chevaux-de-frise" consisting of tall blocks of limestone set vertically into the ground to deter attackers. The fort is about 900m from the Visitor Centre and is approached over rising ground. Access for visitors with disabilities to the Visitor Centre. As much of the tour is outdoors, visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and shoes suitable for walking over uneven terrain. Please note that Dún Aonghasa is a vulnerable site. Visitors are therefore asked to co-operate with our effort to protect this monument by not interfering with this site in any way.
Location: 7 km west of Kilronan. Local ferry boat service from Galway and Rossaville to Kilronan. Bicycle traffic on the Island.
Bus Route(s): Tourist buses from Kilronan.
Leaflet/Guide Book: English, Irish, French, German
Photography / Video Allowed: Yes. Permission required for commercial purposes