Rock of Dunamase
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The Rock of Dunamase is one of the most historic sites in Ireland. Its ruins date back to the late medieval period. The Rock stands 46m tall in the heart of what is otherwise a flat plain, and was ideal as a defensive position with its view right up to the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
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The Rock of Dunamase is a rocky outcrop sits 151' above a flat plain and has the ruins of Dunamase Castle, a defensive stronghold dating from the early Hiberno-Norman period with a view across to the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
An historical site in Laois, this location is a must see for anyone with an interest in historical places..
The Rock of Dunamase is a spectacular natural feature visible in the landscape of Co. Laois and just 5km away from where you are staying. It takes its name from the Irish Dún Másc, meaning the ‘Fort of Masc’. Dunamase was the seat or fort of the ancient Irish kings of Laois. In 845 the fortress or…
Spectacular views of the surrounding countryside make the towering Rock of Dunamase a strategic place to build a fortress. Through the centuries, warriors have fought to control this site. The Rock of Dunamase is a popular historic attraction found overlooking the valley of the O’Moores, just…