Saints and Stones: Dun Alt Promontory Fort
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Archaeologists believe that the Celts who settled in the Glencolmcille area about 300 B.C. built the ruined promontory fort at Dun Alt and the stone fort above An Tra Bhan (the beach also known as the Silver Strand) in Malin Beg. Situated in easily defended locations, both are comparatively small and were probably only used when the community was in danger of attack. The remains of defensive walls and the ruins of a small house may be seen, and the foundations of a lookout post are found east of the fort. (Reference: Michael Herity, Gleanncholmcille: A Guide to 5,000 Years of History in Stone. Dublin: Na Clocha Breaca, 1998)


About Dun Alt Promontory Fort

Megalithic Portal: Dun Alt Promontory Fort
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Journey to Dun Alt Promontory Fort

Dun Alt Promontory Fort is located in Malin Beg, south of Glencolmcille on the R263 in County Donegal, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (G497794)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the general area of Dun Alt may be found at the geograph.ie. website. General tourist information for the area may be found at the Glencolmcille website.

Additional Photos of Dun Alt Promontory Fort

Dun Alt Promontory Fort
Dun Alt Promontory Fort
Dun Alt and Remnants of Stone Fort above An Tra Bhan Beach
Close-Up of Remnants of Stone Fort Near Dun Alt above An Tra Bhan Beach


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