Saints and Stones: Dun Eochla

Dun Eochla is a ring fort located at the highest point on Inishmore.

Consisting of two series of walls, which with the stone hut in the enclosure, were repaired in the late 19th Century.

It has been estimated that Dun Eochla was built sometime between 550 and 800 A.D. and was the dwelling place for an extended family and their animals. It may have replaced an even older settlement.

About Dun Eochla

Megalithic Portal: Dun Eochla
Megalithic Ireland: Dun Eochla Stone Fort
Oileain Arann: Prehistoric Forts of the Aran Islands
Wikipedia: Ring Fort

Journey to Dun Eochla

Dun Eochla is near the center of the Aran Island of Inishmore, Xounty Galway, Ireland, which is visited by boat or air from near Galway or by boat from Doolin.

Map Reference: L863098

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Dun Eochla may be found at the website. General tourist information may be found at the Visit Aran Islands website.

Additional Photos of Dun Eochla

Approaching Dun Eochla
Outer Wall of Dun Eochla
Exterior of Dun Eochla
Entrance to Dun Eochla
Repaired Stone Hut in Dun Eochla Enclosure
Interior Wall in Dun Eochla
Inner Wall and Steps in Dun Eochla
Dun Eochla

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