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    By bike only

    by cecicorr Written Aug 28, 2005

    Inis Mor may be just toured on a bike, or on foot. Only residents' cars circulate, and annoying tourist carrying minibuses. I assure this is enough to create traffic!
    Horse carts also tour the island, but the most economic way to get around is rent a bike at the harbour as you step off the ferry.
    Biking for a non-expert like me brings you back to basics (not exceed with unusfeul things in your backpack, for one) and lets you meet the island on more 'natural' terms.

    Bikes at the hostel's parking

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  • Cycle along the Coast Road

    by sabsi Written Jul 28, 2005

    From Kilronan you can either take the main road to Dun Aengus or then you can turn right at a pub on the "outskirts" of Kilronan and take the Coast Road. The main road is rather hilly and crowded. The Coast Road is rather flat and deserted. I let you decide which one you take - for me it was an easy decision!

    While cycling you see nothing but stone walls, cows, church ruins and fields. From time to time you meet another tourist or a tour bus - that's it. When there is noone around it's absolutely quiet - you hear nothing basically. Wonderful!

    At the Coast Road
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    Dún Eochla

    by Alain_Smeets Written Sep 7, 2003

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    This double walled fort is build close to the highest point of Inis Mór. This means that you have a clear view over the entire island from here. There are other settlements close by like cahels, stone enclosures and houses. It’s not certain when Dún Eochla was built, because there wasn’t an excavation done. But they place it in the cashel class and that dates the construction between the 6 and 8 century. But it can be possible that the current fort replaced an older one.

    Today there is no evidence found of any houses in the interior, there is only a round structure build out of stones. They believe it’s linked with the lighthouse and fulfilled a signalling function.

    Dun Eochaill (photo from folder)

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    Dún Eoghanachta

    by Alain_Smeets Updated Sep 6, 2003

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    This fort is located in the central west part of the island, and it’s not like the other forts build next to the see. It’s a stone wall fort that dates back to the first century B.C. It also consists of three rings of stone walls. But the outer two are very low, they can easily be mistaken with the stone walls that divide the meadows of the island.

    The central construction is on his highest point 5 meter high and at the entrance (lowest point) 3 meter high. The wall is 3 meter thick and consist of 2 layers and it contains some stairs where you can get on the walls.

    D��n Eoghanachta, Inishmore (photo Dirk)

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    A swim in Portmurvy beach...

    by papito1981 Written Nov 16, 2011

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    It's a great beach, not far from the small harbour of Inishmore: white sand and a blue-blue sea!
    Have a swim here is a wonderful experience!

    The white Portmurvy beach
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    Thatched roofed houses

    by leplaya Written Nov 14, 2006

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    There are several old houses with thatched roofs. Most of them are abandoned, although there are some (according to our minibus driver) that people still live in.

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    by Sininen Written Jan 22, 2006

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    Everywhere in Inishmore you see white washed thatched houses, which at least for us looked really pretty and different.

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