Dún Dúchathair

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Dúchathair

Dún Dúchathair or simply Dúchathair (anglicized Doocaher),[1] meaning "black stone ringfort", is a large stone fort on Inishmore (one of the Aran Islands) in County Galway, Ireland. Due to erosion, it now sits on a rocky promontory that stretches out into the sea. On its outer side there are large walls, reaching 6 metres high and 5 metres wide. On the inside are the ruins of various rooms, possibly "beehive" huts. There is also evidence of a cheval de frise protecting the entrance.[2]

Coordinates: 53°6′16.40″N 9°41′15.25″W / 53.1045556°N 9.6875694°W / 53.1045556; -9.6875694

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